New Top Cushion Added To Centennial Race Strip, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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New Top Cushion Added To Centennial Race Strip StripLITTIiETON LITTIiETON Colo June 12 Extensive surface alterations have been completed on Centennial Race Track Over 6700 yards of loam were required to give the Littleton race course its new look The silty loam spread over the track to a depth of three inches gives a more resilient top cushion than was found at the Centennial oval last season seasonOriginally Originally the track was covered with Cherry Creek sand over packed clay This surface proved to be too hard in dry weather weatherAccording According to Lyo Lee horsetrainer from Chicago who was here recently for the sole purpose of appraising the new surface there is better than 100 per cent improvement of the previous material used usedLee Lee who races in Illinois and Florida plans on moving his stable to Centennial June 21 21Colorados Colorados George Adams said today Horses can now run over the track with a greater degree of safety The loam top will greatly reduce bruising and cutting of fet ¬ locks locksTo To maintain the new loam track a rotary tiller capable of pulverizing the soil then spreading it smoothly will be employed In conjunction with track maintenance the race organization has purchased a new water truck

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