Santa Anita to overhaul dirt surface mixture

by | 05.18.2011 | 7:49am

Santa Anita's new dirt surface will undergo a renovation in the coming months to change the mixture of sand, silt and clay used when the surface was installed last year.  At a meeting Tuesday, California Horse Racing Board officials and others agreed that the silt and clay content of the track is too high.

Ted Malloy, track consultant for Santa Anita's ownership, was among those who spoke at the meeting.

“We didn't get what we planned to get,” Malloy said. “The first day we raced on it, it was super. I walked the track today and I hate it.”

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