Patuloy ang konstruksyon at coming very soon ang Metro Manila Turf Club (MMTC), ang ikatlo race track sa bansa
Ayon sa balita ang 1.2B racetrack ay meron equine hospital at Ultra Modern POLYTRACK Surface soon to open march or april of 2008
Ang Polytrack Surface. ay made up of silicon sand, patented “cloph,”, elastomeric fibers at recycled rubber with blended micro crystalline.
Ang kabayo na tatakbo sa special track na ito ay makakaiwas sa posibilidad ng bali sa paa sapagakat cushion type na disenyo nito gayundin ang injuries sa mga hinete.
Ayon sa aking nabasa ay narito sa bansa ang Australian na si Kim Elliot na nagmamay-ari ng technology sa POLYTRACK upang pangasiwaan ang konstruksyon ng 2 km circumference Metro ManilaTurf Club.
Mabuhay po sa bumubuo ng MMTC sa pagbalangkas proyektong ito sa advancement at development ng racing industry sa bansa!!
The Track will be situated in SIlang, Cavite and is owned by Manila Bank's Puyat Family.
The Polytrack all-weather track is a patented synthetic surface for racetracks. Polytrack has a high shock absorption rate, and a low elasticity repulsion rate. According to The Guardian, trainers, owners, jockeys and racecourse managers agree that it is the best of its kind. It was invented by Englishman Martin Collins of Martin Collins Enterprises Ltd.
Turfway Park, in Kentucky was the first track in North America to use Polytrack as its main racing surface. A proposal is out in California to switch its five major race tracks from dirt to a "Polytrack like surface" by the end of 2007.
According to Craig Fravel, executive vice president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Polytrack has a firmer footing than natural dirt, and is much safer for horses and riders.
Thoroughbreds have been running on Polytrack for nearly eight months at Turfway Park, and only three animals had to be euthanized because of injuries, according to Rick Leigh, the Turfway racing secretary.
In January 2005 alone, before Polytrack was installed, six horses had to be euthanized at Turfway because of injuries sustained on natural dirt. The synthetic surface has also cut veterinary bills by 30 percent to 40 percent.
Polytrack has the texture of natural dirt but is lighter in color. It is a mixture of sand, synthetic fibers and recycled rubber coated with a “micro crystalline wax” and mixed on-site, according to the manufacturer.
Polytrack makes up the top six inches of the racing surface, and requires an extensive drainage system before it is applied. The existing dirt surface is removed first, and a system of pipes is installed. Crushed rock comes next, then a layer of porous macadam, followed by the synthetic.
A dirt track must be graded by a tractor-drawn harrow – an agricultural device with discs for breaking up and leveling ground – followed by a water truck after morning workouts and before every race. Polytrack, however, is less demanding, and needs to be "evened out" only two or three times a day.
Tracks utilizing Polytrack are always considered to be "fast" regardless of weather conditions.
Also, the polytrack is a new addition to Keeneland in Kentucky and Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, as well as Arlington Park in Chicago. The horses that have raced on it have had no problems, and come to the finish line with clean hooves and much more relaxed muscles.
The newest facility in the United States to install Polytrack is Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. The polytrack at Del Mar made its debut on July 18, 2007.