Gulfstream Continues Track Renovations For Summer Racing

Gulfstream Continues Track Renovations For Summer Racing


Gulfstream Park announced today its $1 million capital improvements project on its main track is more than 50 percent completed.

Gulfstream is installing a concrete gutter measuring 5,600 linear feet to strengthen the existing drainage system of the main track. The work is being done by Ranger Construction, the company that installed the main track and turf course in 2003. Gulfstream will begin its first season of summer racing July 1.

"We're told by the engineers that we will have one of the fastest drying tracks in North America and the track will dry evenly," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. "We're expected to have some rain this week, but we're optimistic the project will be completed by the end of May. Despite the work being done, Thoroughbred training has not been disrupted."

Along with the new gutter, Gulfstream is also renovating its turf course in preparation for summer racing. The course has been verticut and is currently undergoing aeration. The fertilization program that's being undertaken will have the course ready by the start of summer racing.