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All Weather Track maintenance,

race meeting preparation and


going condition
全天候跑道保養,賽前
準備及場地狀況
All Weather Track
全天候跑道
 1. Description
簡介
 2. Race meeting Preparation
賽前準備
 3. Racing Performance
賽事場地表現
1. Track Description
跑道簡介

 American designed Dirt Track consisting of sand, silt,


clay plus organics added (Bark Chips)
美國設計泥地跑道,成分包括沙粒、粉沙、黏
土加上有機物質(松皮碎)
 Designed by Soil & Plant Laboratory at California, USA
由美國加州的Soil & Plant Laboratory設計
 Installed by Track Master Company
由Track Master Company鋪設
1. Track name
跑道名稱
 All Weather refers to its ability to be used under all
weathers
全天候指跑道可在各種天氣情況下使用
 It's dynamic and changes under different weather
conditions
跑道狀況會隨著不同天氣情況而變化
 It's not an artificial surface like some football or soccer
pitches
全天候跑道並非像足球場一樣的人造場地
1. Track Description
跑道簡介
 Used in other locations (Racing & Training)
其他地方亦有使用(競賽及操練)
-- Santa Anita, Delmar, Golden Gate,Santa Fe
-- 聖雅尼塔、德爾馬、金門、聖菲

 Used in other locations (Training only )


其他地方亦有使用(只供操練)
-- Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
-- 澳洲、紐西蘭、南非
2. Race meeting Preparation
賽前準備
 Track prepared for both track work and race
meetings have been identically prepared since
1998 except for the cone off policy which has
been cancelled in Feb 2005
 自一九九八年起,不論晨操或賽事舉行
前,跑道的準備工作均完全相同,但以
往於賽馬日早上圍封距內欄六米範圍的
政策已於二○○五年二月取消
2. Race meeting Preparation
賽前準備
Dry condition
天氣正常或乾燥
 Harrowing depth 7 / 8"
耙地八分之七吋深
 Watering maintain moisture content at a range of 15% - 20%
灑水以維持跑道的水分含量在百分之十五至二十之間
 Target is 18%
目標是百分之十八
 Organic content 5-6%
有機物含量在百分之五至六之間
2. Race meeting Preparation
賽前準備
 Wet Condition
受天雨影響
 Floating (surface sealed) to provide surface run-
off during rain
熨平(令跑道表面封密),讓雨水從表
面流走
2. Typical maintenance procedures
applicable to race and non-race days
賽馬日及非賽馬日均適用的一般保養程序
 Harrowing
耙地
 Grading
推土
 Floating
熨平
 Reel packing
壓實
 Watering to attain 15 –20% range with 18% as the target
灑水以維持水分含量在百分之十五至二十之間,目標
是百分之十八
Maintenance Team
保養隊伍
Maintenance Team

All Weather Track Maintenance team

Maintenance Suprintendent
Jim Howard
A dirt track maintenance professional since 70's
working in Delmar, Pomona, Ar Riyad, Albuerquergue, Santa Fe & Anita Tracks

Assistant Manager, Tracks


T Y Cheung
Club Tracks construction professional since 87's
with Engineering background

Track Work Crew Watering Crew


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2. Maintenance procedures on Raceday after
morning track work (dry weather condition)
賽馬日晨操後的保養程序(天氣乾燥)

• Harrowing
耙地
• Grading
推土
• Compaction
壓實
• Watering
灑水
2. Maintenance procedures on Raceday after
morning track work (wet weather condition)
賽馬日晨操後的保養程序(受天雨影響)
• Harrowing and / or Sealing the surface
depending on weather
耙地及/或將跑道面熨滑,視乎天氣情況而定
2. Typical maintenance procedure
during race meeting
賽事舉行期間例常保養程序

 Boom spray at high


speed to keep kick back
down, on a needed basis
only
視乎需要而進行快速
灑水,以減少馬匹踢
起泥頭的機會
2. Harrowing between every dirt race to level
divot under normal weather condition
在正常的天氣情況下,於每場泥地賽事之間
進行耙地,以掃平馬蹄印
2. Maintenance procedures in between
races on Raceday (wet weather condition)
賽馬日於每場賽事之間的保養程序(受
天雨影響)

• Sealing the track


將跑道面熨滑
3. Review of going classification
檢討場地分類

Track Ratings and Conditions introduced


since 1999/2000 Racing Season

自1999-2000年度馬季推行的跑道狀況
評估及場地掛牌
場地掛牌 跑道狀況

濕快地 曾受大雨影響,跑道面已熨平及較實.

快地 曾受大雨影響,但天氣巳告轉晴,跑道面層
耙開但,底層仍然很實。

好地 面層及底層並 實,而表層亦耙開。

慢地 因天氣持續晴朗,跑道面層耙開而底層巳變
得疏鬆。

濕慢地 天氣持續晴朗,但臨場則有微雨。由於雨量
不多,只令跑道面層變得濕慢,但不足以令
底層變得緊密 (表層可熨平或耕開)。
 Wet fast - After heavy rain and on a sealed track
 Fast - After heavy rain, the weather has cleared
and harrowed (Track firm )
 Good - The surface and sub-surface are not firm and
harrowed
 Slow - The sub-surface has become loose after a
dry spell and harrowed
 Wet slow - Small amount of rain, only enough rain to
make the surface muddy but not enough to
tighten the sub-surface.(either harrowed or
sealed)
3. Racing performance-Results
賽事場地表現 – 結果

Pace Number of Race (season 04-05 and 05-06 up to 09/11/05) %


Slow 26 27%
Moderate 36 38%
Fast 33 35%
Total Races 95 100%
步速 賽事場數( 04-05年度及 05-06年度截至 05年 11月 9日)百分率
慢 26 27%
普通 36 38%
快 33 35%
賽事總場數 95 100%
3. Racing performance
賽事場地表現

Closer
Front-Runner Off-Pace-runner 後上型 Total Winners
前領型賽駒 居中賽駒 賽駒 頭馬總數

50% 40% 10% 100%


avg spd (sec/200m)

11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3

going
19/09/04
29/09/04
09/10/04
17/10/04
30/10/04

avg spd (sec/200m)


06/11/04
10/11/04
01/12/04
18/12/04

11.961
26/12/04

wet fast
01/01/05
08/01/05
賽事場地表現

23/01/05
26/01/05

fast
05/02/05

12.002
27/02/05

race days
05/03/05
19/03/05
26/03/05
03/04/05
3. Racing performance

good
11.937
16/04/05
全天候跑道平均賽速( 2004-05年度賽馬日)

04/05/05
AWT Average Race Speed (by racedays 2004-05)

21/05/05
01/06/05
12/06/05
18/06/05
11.919
wet slow

24/09/05
09/10/05
22/10/05
09/11/05
3. Racing performance-Summary
賽事場地表現–概覽
AWT Average Race Speed (2002-05 by going)
全天候跑道平均賽速 2002-05年度場地)

12.00

11.98
avg spd (sec/200m)

11.96

11.94

11.92

11.90

11.88

11.86
fast good wet fast wet slow
3. Racing performance
賽事場地表現
 Requested comments from 2 people who
professionally study racing form of the racing
pattern for the previous 2 seasons
請兩位專業研究馬匹狀態的人士評論過
去兩季的賽事趨勢及模式
3. Conclusion
結論
 It appears that most variations are pace related after
examining races in 03 /04 and 04 /05 season
經研究○三至○四及○四至○五年度兩季的賽
事後,看來大部分差異與步速有關
 Sealed track : on pace is an advantage
經熨滑的跑道面:居於前列競跑的馬匹較為佔

 Harrowed track : variations are pace related
耙地後:差異與步速有關
4. Suggestions
建議
 Going report from a USA track
美國馬場的場地報告
--change track classification to the America style ?
--是否改為按照美國的場地分類?
 Change name of track from the All Weather
Track to ?
改變「全天候跑道」的名稱?
4. Assistance to the Media
為傳媒提供協助
 Daily published worksheet on track work?
每日公佈晨操資料?
 Published the daily clegg hammer reading?
每日公佈硬度計讀數?
 Provide sectionals on the trial morning preceding
to the next race meeting?
提供於下一賽馬日之前舉行的試閘的分
段時間?
Racing Footages
賽事片段

 Mark Richards to review racing patterns on the


All Weather Track using video footages

黎卓時以錄影片段分析全天候跑道賽事
的趨勢及模式
~ Thank You ~
~謝謝 ~