Regal Reproach won North America's first race on Polytrack on September 7 at Turfway Park.
Martin Collins, the inventor of Polytrack, also invented the Gallop-Master to maintain it.
You won't see this at Turfway. Polytrack is never muddy, always fast.
Trucks dump the first Polytrack surface material onto the track. This final, visible portion of the Polytrack surface is comprised of polypropylene fibers, recycled rubber, and silica sand, all coated with wax.
A surprising Polytrack component: a layer of porous macadam.
Turfway's upgrades include a Rider Safety System rail. Also visible, the second of two layers of stone.
The foundation of Polytrack: perforated drainpipes that circle the track.
The installation of Polytrack in 2005 began with the complete removal of the old dirt surface.