Lasting the Laps: StrathAyr Race Track Turf Solutions
The StrathAyr Track System provides an extremely resilient, safe and long lasting natural grass surface for horse racing. The specially-engineered profile consists of a gravel and pipes base, a lower layer of sand and an upper rootzone layer reinforced with unique ReFlex® mesh elements. The result is a natural turf racing surface which combines remarkable surface strength, excellent drainage and improved grass growth. The Hong Kong Jockey Club pioneered this all-weather concept 20 years ago and StrathAyr has refined the design and developed specialised construction machinery since.
There has never been a wet weather cancellation on a StrathAyr Track System. The drainage capability for each project is designed to suit local climatic conditions.
The compaction resistance provided by the inclusion of ReFlex® mesh elements provides a greater extended life of the rootzone profile.
The ability to handle all types of weather conditions, combined with high load bearing capabilities, better wear resistance and faster recovery after damage, provides racecourse managers with the opportunity to host more races and increase their returns.
This hi-tech track is easier to manage than conventional profiles. Moonee Valley records show the StrathAyr Track System requires less irrigation and has a lower maintenance cost than conventional racing turf profiles.
Cost-Effective Racing Turf
The StrathAyr Track System is significantly more cost-effective than other natural turf constructions due to the unlimited life of the track profile, lower maintenance costs, no cancellations and greater usage.
Safer Racing Turf
The technology behind this track system creates greater surface uniformity and the action of the ReFlex® mesh elements provides a cushioning effect on impact. This lowers the potential for injury to both horses and jockeys in turn. Throughout 20 years of racing there has never been a fast rating on any of the ReFlex® tracks.
Racing Profile Design
The StrathAyr Track System design remains consistent across all countries except for drainage design and turf species selection, which vary according to climate to give consistent results.
The unique application of ReFlex® mesh elements provides the load bearing capability of a secondary bitumen road. This enables horses, trucks and turf equipment to travel over the surface in all weather conditions without compaction.
Precision installation of the system is facilitated by a number of machines, purpose-designed by StrathAyr.
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