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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Reader sends in kickback video

This was a comment sent to Thoroughblog re: Polytrack note (see archives)

Here is a picture which shows the kickback on the clubhouse turn from today's Woodbine Slots Cup Stakes (G3) :
http://www.horse-races.net/library/slots06-results.htm down to the bottom photo, click it to see an enlargement. Some of the kickback is near the top of the photo!

5 Comments:

  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger A said…

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  • At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Mike said…

    I didn't notice a bunch of Kickback at Keeneland this year... is this a problem that is unique to Woodbine, or are the other two Kentucky tracks seeing problems with Poly kick?

     
  • At 8:51 AM, Blogger Jen Morrison said…

    So far it's been unique to Woodbine - the guy in charge of Woodbine's Poly put too much fibre in the mixture apparently and it has separated from the rest of the surface. Keeneland did not indicate much kickback but also did not have 1500 horses training on the surface. Not sure how the guy in charge of putting Polytrack in at Woodbine did not know how many horses would be training on it everyday. Let's hope it's fixed up next year. Meanwhile, Hollywood Park is having its own trouble with Cushion track. These surfaces are good news for the horses but perhaps everyone jumped the gun without much studying.

     
  • At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We didn't notice much kickback when we were at Turfway this spring either. When Woodbine's Poly first opened it was very much like the Turfway version. Since then, it has definitely changed. The kickback looks worse than the old dirt track! Was it just the weather or was it all this "tweaking" to try to negate the anti-speed bias?

     
  • At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is it true that since the installation of the poly track there have been more serious injuries than the old track? Or is this a rumour?

     

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