It's been raining like heck here in Vegas, and we just got a respite today. The whole West Coast has been pounded by storms. Santa Anita's new/old dirt surface has done quite well in spite of the rain. Maybe this 'horses running on dirt for thousands of years' thing has some merit!
From bloodhorse.com: Despite being pounded by rain for a fourth consecutive day, Santa Anita's new natural dirt main track opened for training with sunshine and partly cloudy skies on the morning of Dec. 23.
For the rest of the article: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/60467/new-santa-anita-surface-survives-latest-storm
Posted on December 23, 2010