Seems like Del Mar is not the only venue with Polytrack that is having problems with its synthetic surface. Here’s an item from today’s Daily Racing Form:
Meanwhile, the start of the Thursday card at Arlington was delayed by 30 minutes after a meeting between jockeys, horsemen, and Arlington management went long. According to one anonymous source who was in attendance, among the numerous issues discussed were conditions of the Polytrack surface, which has not met to the satisfaction of some trainers or jockeys.
Hmmm. Quite a surprise, huh?