Tag: Tapeta

Gulfstream Park used its Fall Meet as a test for its new synthetic Tapeta track. The synthetic surface will be one of three surfaces used during Gulfstream's Championship Meet, which begins Friday. (Image: Ryan Thompson/Coglianese Photos)

Gulfstream Park Ready for its Tapeta Championship Meet Close-Up

Gulfstream Park opens its Championship Meet this weekend as the first racetrack to conduct races on three surfaces: dirt, turf, and all-weather, synthetic Tapeta. And given what we saw on the Tapeta during the Florida track’s Fall Meet, horseplayers have expectations as to what they’ll see heading into the winter […]

Edwin Gonzalez became a trivia question when he rode Emoji Guy to the first victory on Gulfstream Park's new Tapeta track on Sept. 30. Gonzalez leads all Gulfstream jockeys with six wins on the new, all-weather surface. (Image: Gulfstream Park Twitter)

Bring a Closer’s Mentality to Betting Gulfstream Park’s New Tapeta Track

Horseplayers seeking a trend that’s their friend can look no further than the newest course in North America: Gulfstream Park’s just-installed Tapeta track. And they need look no further at the betting window than their friendly closer. Over the first two weeks of racing on Gulfstream’s new all-weather track, closers […]

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 […]