The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A New Synthetic Era?

by | 07.05.2019 | 10:43am
Crews at Keeneland begin removing the Polytrack surface to replace it with dirt (2014)

The North American horse racing industry is under a great deal of pressure to strengthen its protection of horses and riders and do everything it can to make races and training as safe as possible.

Should that include a switch (or return in some cases) to synthetic racetrack surfaces?

Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss the issue in this edition of The Friday Show. Plus, what to make of the Breeders' Cup decision to stay at Santa Anita, despite this year's rash of fatalities and the fallout from it?

Watch below.

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