Gulfstream To Install Tapeta Surface Between Turf, Dirt Courses

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. will install a Tapeta synthetic racing surface over the outer 60 feet of its turf course, the Daily Racing Form reported on Friday. The installation will give Gulfstream three surfaces over which to race.

“We had over 100 races taken off the turf last year, and that becomes a major blow to our handle due to the inevitable reduction of field sizes,” Gulfstream’s Bill Badgett told DRF. “With the option to switch those races to the Tapeta track rather than a wet main track, we’ll be able to keep the fields intact, which keeps the handle intact, which in turn helps keep the purses intact.”

The Tapeta will also be able to be used for morning training, as well as an option for a surface change if the main track becomes too sloppy.

No timeframe has yet been established for the installation.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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