★ TAPETA NEWS ★
Last November there were four horses on the short list for Horse of the Year in the USA. Two of those four horses train exclusively on Tapeta. Considering there are approximately 500 dirt tracks in the USA and only 3 Tapeta tracks this is an impressive statistic.
The USAsent The Kentucky Derby winner and two other Grade I performers to contest The Dubai World Cup on dirt. These three horses finished in the exact order that most people predicted, but they were beaten by an 8 year-old whose only been on a dirt track twice in his life and trains exclusively on Tapeta.
Last week all 7 races on the Tapeta at Wolverhamptonwere won by the favorites. Fair...formful and safe.
★ RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ★
We are committed to producing the best racing surface possible. We run an extensive research and development program, looking at every aspect of the Tapeta surface, which has resulted in year on year enhancements to track performance and safety for both horse and rider.
★ TAPETA AT FAIR HILL, MARYLAND ★
Tapeta enjoys a very close association with the preeminent Fairhill Training Center in Maryland and follows the notable successes of horses trained on the Tapeta track there. As the home of Kentucky Derby winning trainers Graham Motion, Michael Matz and, more recently, Shug McGaughey, Fairhill provides the highest standard of training facilities available at any public training center across the USA. We were delighted by their decision to install the Tapeta surface at the center in 2006 and are proud to have had Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Breeders Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man train on the Tapeta during 2013.
★ TAPETA AT CRAIG FARM, LANGHOLM ★
Tapeta Footings was delighted to provide a Training Surface for James Ewart at Craig Farm, Langholm. We are sure the surface will be a huge beneift to James and Briony in their training endeavors. The surface has been regularly tested by hurricanes on the East Coast in the USA where we have anywhere between 6 & 11 inches of rain in 12 hours. We know Tapeta will perform well in the high rainfall area of Scotland. Michael Dickinson, Joan Wakefield and the Tapeta Project Manager, Migiuel Piedra wish James and Briony Good Luck for lots of winners in the future.
★ TAPETA AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS 2011 ★
★ SAFEST IN THE USA ★
★ Thoroughbred Times Tapeta Park Article ★
★ TAPETA AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS 2010 ★
★ TAPETA SUCCESS IN 2010 ★
A Glorious Finish at the Dubai World Cup
Tapeta Footings introduces
★ TAPETA THERMO-TRACK ★
When sprayed pre-winter, Tapeta Thermo- Track is proven to prevent freezing of most synthetic surfaces down to 0F or -17C.
No track is 100% all weather, preventing fog, 3 feet of snow and severe arctic-like winds are beyond their capabilities.
First of all, snow must be blown or bladed off the track and then Tapeta Thermo-Track will do the rest!
Tapeta Thermo- Track is now being manufactured in the USA and UK and comes with a conditional guarantee.
★ DUBAI WORLD CUP - PRESS COMMENTS ★
★ INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS AT MEYDAN ★
Tapeta approved in the UK by the British Horseracing Authority
The British Horseracing Authority has announced that Tapeta, the racing surface used for the new Meydan racecourse which opened in Dubai last month, has now been approved for use in Britain. Arena Leisure, which operates Lingfield, Southwell and Wolverhampton, could be the first customer for the new surface. "The next time we are looking at renewing any of our surface, we would seriously consider the Tapeta option," Kate Hills, Arena's head of PR, said.