#TheFeedBag: Science of Surfaces

Putting in a safe racetrack takes more than running to your neighborhood home improvement store & grabbing some sod. There is a ton of science that goes into the... See More

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Putting in a safe racetrack takes more than running to your neighborhood home improvement store & grabbing some sod. There is a ton of science that goes into the process of laying a foundation that drains properly & making a surface that is safe enough to run over & hearty enough to withstand weather. So let’s take a quick dive into what it means to build a racetrack because it’s probably the biggest part of watching horses run in circles you never even thought about.

Putting in a safe racetrack takes more than running to your neighborhood home improvement store & grabbing some sod. There is a ton of science that goes into the process of laying a foundation that drains properly & making a surface that is safe enough to run over & hearty enough to withstand weather. So let’s take a quick dive into what it means to build a racetrack because it’s probably the biggest part of watching horses run in circles you never even thought about.

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Molly Jo Rosen

Molly Jo Rosen’s pony punditry is rooted in 30+ years around horses and nearly two decades working all sides of the Thoroughbred industry: from TVG to Churchill Downs, Puglisi Racing to BetAmerica, Bluewater Sales to Three Chimneys Farm, Sunland Park to Woodbine Racetrack and Remington Park. You might have seen her on NBC-TV affiliates in Louisville and Baltimore talking Triple Crown, or heard her on FoxSportsRadio and ESPN, or read her stories on the New York Times’ Rail Blog and in Southern Gaming Magazine. Molly Jo is also one of the few female clockers in the industry, has managed top tier Thoroughbreds, and has produced betting tip sheets for races on six continents. Follow her on twitter at @MollyJoRosen.

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