I’m here at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion at the all-day forum on synthetic surfaces. The first two panels were track execs and vets; the first was informative, interesting, and at times lively; the second less so, which disappointed me, as vets are the ones who can go beyond anecdotal information to provide real data about the effects of the surfaces on horses and humans.
I was tempted to live blog the proceedings, but decided that that would be unutterably boring, so I’ll post a synthesized (pun intended!) report tonight/tomorrow morning.
This afternoon’s panels are trainers, jockeys, and researchers.
More later…you can check out Railbird’s Raceday 360 Twitter reports for occasional quotations…