Newcastle Tapeta Winner Gronkowski (USA) to miss Kentucky Derby and head to the Belmont Stakes!

Gronkowski (USA) who won his Kentucky Derby Trial at Newcastle Racecourse (England) on the Tapeta surface will miss the 144th Kentucky Derby in the USA on Saturday May 5th and instead head to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday June 9th .

Named after Rob Gronkowski the NFL New England Patriots star and owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds and now Rob Gronkowski after the Footballer bought into the horse, we wish the Tapeta winner the best of luck in the Triple Crown race!

Tapeta Footings At The Asian Racing Conference May 13-18th!

Tapeta Footings will have a presence at the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea May 13th-18th.

Both Michael and Joan will be present for the duration of the Conference. They will be happy to discuss Tapeta Footings with anyone interested!

Tapeta Trained Thunder Snow (IRE) & Benbatl (GB) victorious on Dubai World Cup Night!

Thunder Snow (IRE) won the $10 Million Dubai World Cup (G1) on the Dirt Track at Meydan on March 31st. The World Cup winner was trained exclusively on Tapeta all season long but was still able to dominate a very competitive Dubai World Cup winning by 5 ¾ lengths.

Also trained all season long on Tapeta was Benbatl (GB) the winner of the $6 Million Dubai Turf (G1). Like Thunder Snow, Benbatl is trained at the Godolphin Al Quoz Tapeta Training Surface.