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Dickinson Sues Keeneland: Alleges ‘Sham Corporation,’ Failure To Pay

Trainer Michael Dickinson has sued Keeneland Association in an attempt to collect $395,874.18 a federal judge ruled Dickinson is owed by Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings, the company that manufactured and sold the synthetic racing surface known as Polytrack and alleged in the lawsuit to be the “alter ego and sham corporation” of Keeneland, the […]

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Polytrack Coming to Pakenham Racecourse in Australia

Work starts shortly on 21st Polytrack racecourse, with confirmation that Martin Collins Enterprises is to install a 2000m track at the exciting new Pakenham Racing Club (PRC) facility in Victoria. PRC’s redevelopment represents the state’s first new racecourse in 40 years, and is a further milestone for Martin Collins. It will be his first Polytrack […]

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Greyville, Deauville Racecourses Feature New Polytrack Surfaces

The new Polytrack racecourse at Greyville will be showcased at the Durban July, South Africa’s biggest race-day on July 5, culminating a landmark month for Martin Collins Enterprises Ltd (MCE), suppliers of the market-leading waxed footing. Greyville’s Polytrack only opened last month, but the response from jockeys and trainers has encouraged operators Gold Circle to […]

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Collins: Keeneland’s Decision to Abandon Polytrack a ‘Retrograde Step’

Martin Collins, the British inventor of leading racing synthetic Polytrack, has voiced his dismay over last week’s decision by Keeneland racecourse to revert to dirt. The Keeneland executive had underlined Polytrack’s unrivalled safety record, while revealing the decision was forced by the US racing industry’s historic alliance to dirt. “I can only regret that Polytrack […]

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Keeneland, Martin Collins to dissolve Polytrack partnership

The partnership between Keeneland Association and Martin Collins Equine Services, the manufacturer of Polytrack, will be dissolved and the manufacture and production of the synthetic track material taken over by a new North American subsidiary of the British-based Collins, according to a Thoroughbred Times report. Collins pioneered the synthetic surface more than 30 years ago […]

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