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Old 11-27-2023, 03:34 PM   #16
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Kentucky 31 is the only thing I've used living in Lexington for 20+ years. I don't run races on it, though my Great Danes (throughout the years) are pretty rough on it and it holds up well.
I can see trying to find the optimal grass for the local climate, but unless they had a clear reason to switch the grass type, I say, "If it's not broken don't fix it". Whatever their experts told them may be correct for the climate but not for racing??? I wonder what kind of grass other tracks in the area use. Maybe it's not even the grass. Maybe they screwed up the base/soil.
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I’m still mad at Churchill Downs and its shitty turf course for killing a nice colt I was following— Gingrich (three year old by Mr. Speaker).

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Why wouldn't they just use the same grass as Keeneland? Seems to work for them.
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