Tag: Aidan Butler

Gulfstream Park is pondering installing a synthetic track, like this Polytrack Del Mar used from 2007-14. The new surface would take stress off Gulfstream Park's turf course. (Image: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Gulfstream Park Considering Going the Synthetic Track Course

Gulfstream Park officials are considering adding a synthetic Tapeta track to its dirt and turf courses, a move that would make the Florida track the first racecourse in North America to offer three different surfaces: dirt, turf, and synthetic. Aidan Butler, The Stronach Group’s COO, told Thoroughbred Daily News they […]

Once beleagered Santa Anita Park has not had a racing fatality in 2020. (Image: Harry How/Getty)

Santa Anita Park Enjoys Fatality-Free Fall Meet

Santa Anita Park, which became a poster track for horse fatalities after a nightmarish 2018-2019 season, completed its Autumn Meet without a racing or training fatality. The iconic Southern California track just concluded its 16-day Autumn meet, sending 1,106 horses racing over the dirt track and turf course. In addition, […]