synthetic track http://wfpl.org en Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks http://wfpl.org/post/safer-synthetic-tracks-slow-catch-us-tracks <p>Each of the Triple Crown events&mdash;the Kentucky Derby, Maryland&rsquo;s Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in New York&mdash;is run on a dirt track. Some in the horse racing industry want to end that tradition and lay down potentially-safer synthetic tracks. But with grandstands increasingly empty, critics say track owners are putting profits over safety. As part of our &quot;Track Tech&quot; series, WEKU&rsquo;s Matt Laslo looks at the future of track material technology.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 112 at http://wfpl.org Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks