Once the blacktop is down, they'll start adding the Tapeta
on top, so it's a relatively quick process really.
Arc said the Stobart Group would undertake the construction work at Newcastle, while Tapeta
Footings would lay its second surface at a British racetrack following on from Wolverhampton.
Currently only four racetracks around the world feature the Tapeta
Park in Tasmania, Meydan in Dubai UAE, Golden Gate Fields in Northern California and Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania.
I spent most of last winter overseas and 50% of my time this summer visiting Tapeta
installations in five countries, which obviously leaves little time for training.
No worry is too small for Dickinson, who, along with his girlfriend and training partner Joan Wakefield, built Tapeta
Farm with both turf and all-weather composite running surfaces that include uphill gallops for stamina building.
By the time racing commences in November the new Tapeta
track will be laid on the outside of the turf jumps track ensuring horses and jockeys can race on the turf as they will continue to do so once the whole project is completed.
We've resurfaced the Tapeta
gallops - it (Tapeta
) is now into its 10th version - and we also have six grass gallops.
We were not running well here and still couldn't win on the Tapeta
But experts who do follow every moment of the DIRC tell me criticism of the Tapeta
surface ripped up this week to be replaced by dirt is ill-informed nonsense.
Both races are over 2,000 metres on the Tapeta
, the same course and distance as the $10 million Dubai World Cup and the Godolphin trainers are particularly well represented in the Thoroughbred version.
Monday's other workouts were turned in by Wood Memorial winner Tapit, who went 5 furlongs without an official clocking on an all-weather surface at trainer Michael Dickinson's Tapeta
Farm in Maryland; Fountain of Youth winner Read the Footnotes (4 furlongs in 47 3/5 at Churchill), and Hollywood Futurity winner Lion Heart (4 in 47 4/5 at Churchill).
This looks easier than those two contests, she's 1lb lower, and you couldn't rule out improvement on only her second start on Tapeta
from a handy stall (one) from which to attack.