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Grass Tracks Grow in California


For many of the fans attending live horse races, part of the thrill is experiencing the beauty of the track and the area in which it is located. Fans of the sport that value these kinds of things have been very excited about the completion of the track at Del Mar. Located in the Coachella Valley, this racing track is one that plans to bring the turf of the race track to the surf that comes off of the sea. The location will be visually stunning, and the owners plan to host a number of significant races throughout the year. Despite the fact that there is a high level of anticipation for the completion of this location, the grass course will not be completed until the end of February at the earliest.

Beauty Built Right In

The 12-acre plot will be using Bermuda grass to complete the track that is designated for 1,200 pound race horses. The location has been in development for more than a year and a half, and the grass is the last component to be cultivated before unveiling the facility to the racing public at large. Owners are extremely confidant and say that announcements concerning the first events to be held are eminent. Original plans to install grass on the track were delayed for over a month due to the fact that the density of the soil varied along the entire length of the track.

Success Grows Naturally

Owners and speculators predict that the location will be ready for races by the early days of summer. According to reports, the tracks here are wide, making it a desirable location for extremely popular races such as the Breeder’s Cup. This event has only been able to include 12 horses in previous years. However, the tracks under construction at Del Mar should allow the event to expand to include 14 horses. The track also represents success for owners due to the climate in Coachella Valley. Here, the weather remains extremely temperate and consistent throughout the year. The natural environment that surrounds the track that includes soil and vegetation also allow this area to be prime real estate for a grass racing course.

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