have one of the safest racing surfaces in America and there are no
immediate plans to change it. Keeneland draws the top horses and
horsemen in the country and our races are among the highest quality
offered anywhere. We have among the largest field size in the country,
our handle has increased, and our attendance is up.
Polytrack is the most prevalent of the all-weather surfaces available
and remains a viable, reliable surface as evidenced by the fact that
other venues continue to use it, including Lingfield—who was the first
to adopt the surface and recently elected to re-install it, as well as
Caulfield Racecourse in Australia.
We’ve always said that our efforts to improve racing are a journey
not a destination. We are committed to having a surface that provides
the best safety possible for horses and riders while also attracting the
sport’s top horses and trainers to compete at this place that showcases
the best of Thoroughbred racing.
This is an ongoing process and we will never compromise on either safety or quality.