Footing that is dry, even and resilient.
A condition of a turf course corresponding to fast on a dirt track. A firm, resilient surface.
Signal manually held at a short distance in front of the gate at the exact starting point of race. Official timing starts when flag is dropped by the “flagman” to denote proper start.
Flat plate or wooden implement (float) dragged over the surface of a wet track to aid in draining water.
Fontana safety rail
An aluminum rail, in use since 1981, designed to help reduce injuries to horse and rider. It has more of an offset (slant) to provide greater clearance between the rail and the vertical posts as well as a protective cover to keep horse and rider from striking the posts.
A condition of a racetrack where any moisture present is frozen.