HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park's state-of-the-art satellite training facility conceived and designed by Frank Stronach, will undergo a resurfacing before it reopens in September.
Palm Meadows, the winter home and training center to five of the last nine Kentucky Derby (G1) winners and six of the last 11 Belmont Stakes (G1) winners, is currently being surveyed. Materials will soon be taken off the track and 4,000 yards of topsoil will be brought in. The topsoil is similar to that which was first put on the track when it opened in 2002.
"It's very important that Palm Meadows remains one of the world's top training centers and we maintain the integrity of the track, turf course and facility," said Gulfstream Park's Vice President of Racing P.J. Campo. "The work being done in the next several months will insure Palm Meadows continues to be the winter home of champions. The work at Palm Meadows will be completed by the time the facility reopens in September after Labor Day."
Palm Meadows, a sprawling, beautifully manicured 286-acre facility in Palm Beach County, has a seven-furlong, 176-foot wide turf course, 1 1/8-mile main track and one-mile jogging path. Its 40 barns, each containing 36 stalls, can accommodate 1,325 horses.