Maintenance Glitch Causes Rumors of Sinkhole at Keeneland

by | 09.04.2014 | 6:20pm
Keeneland renovation in late July

Keeneland's backstretch was buzzing this morning with rumors of a sinkhole on the newly-installed main dirt track, but officials say uneven grading was to blame.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, track crews were conditioning the surface between 4 and 5:30 a.m. when a piece of equipment skimmed a few inches of surface material, creating a feathered, uneven appearance and a slight depression. Horses trained over the surface without incident, but as the sun came up, the disruption became an optical illusion that looked like a sinkhole.

Training was halted after horsemen voiced their concerns. The track was regraded and training will resume on schedule Friday.

Read more at the Louisville Courier-Journal

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