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synthetic surfaces

1st developed in ireland, mixture of wax, sand, fiber and rubber, started as a practice track in 2006


racing fatality

any kind of injury that the horse has to be euthanized within 76 hours


Santa Anita Track

used permeable asphalt for the bottom and american made synthetic track ($11 million), in the summer the wax melted and clogged the permeable asphalt



less fatalities per 1000 horses on synthetic tracks but have less give than dirt so soft tissue injuries are more common