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1

synthetic surfaces

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

2

racing fatality

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

3

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

4

fatalities

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