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Gulfstream Drainage Construction To Begin Immediately
Gulfstream Park announced today a $1 million capital improvements project to install a concrete gutter measuring 5,600 linear feet to strengthen the existing drainage system of the main track.
The construction, which will be done by Ranger Construction, the company that installed the main track and turf course in 2003, will help move and drain water faster off the main track. The gutter will be installed in the swale between the inside rail of the main track and outside rail of the turf course. The project will take approximately two months.
The project will not disrupt Thoroughbred training.
"The existing drainage infrastructure at our track is one of the finest in North America, but as we move toward becoming a year-round facility we want to go the extra mile," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. "We want to make sure the track at Gulfstream is not only the safest but the finest when it comes to draining the water.
"We're excited about this next phase in developing Gulfstream into a year-round entertainment destination while building the sport of Thoroughbred racing in Florida."