Racehorses Test New Del Mar Polytrack Surface

Thoroughbreds tested Del Mar's new artificial surface for the first time Thursday, working out over the track ahead of next week's opening of the 43-day summer meeting.

The $9 million Polytrack, a mixture of sand, fibers, rubber, and wax, was installed recently in an effort to provide a more consistent surface believed to be safer for horses and riders. Racing on the mile oval begins

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