Dr. George W. Pratt has analyzed Beyer Mechanical Properties of racetrack surfaces for 25 years, and has measured over 30 tracks in the U.S. & Canada (as well as tracks in England and France) with the objective of measuring the interaction between the horse and the track surface. He measures the safety of the track and how it impacts the welfare of horses.
Dr. Pratt has been sponsored by the Morris Animal Foundation, and is currently sponsored by the Jockey Club and the Grayson Foundation.
Dr. Pratt's publication "Model for Injury to the Foreleg of the thoroughbred Racehorse" Equine Veterinary Journal 1977, was presented at the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Saumur, France.
Other publications include: