VETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY

first_imgVETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY       Arcadia, CA – March 6, 2019 – Highly respected track man Dennis Moore will begin extensive testing and a thorough review of the one-mile main track at Santa Anita tomorrow.Mr. Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of the Racing Services Testing Lab will do additional testing of the track to ensure track consistency and uniformity for both training and racing.  At the same time, Santa Anita is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all existing safety measures and current protocols.“As horse lovers first and foremost, we are deeply saddened by the losses experienced over the past several weeks. The loss of just one horse is one too many. While we can’t prevent every injury, we can’t overemphasize that the health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group, the owners of Santa Anita Park. “The track will be closed for live racing and training until our outside experts confirm the soundness of the track and let us know that it is safe to resume racing.Mr. Moore has more than 46 years of experience working with racing surfaces in CA and worldwide, served as Santa Anita Track Superintendent from 2014 until his retirement this past Dec. 31.  Currently employed as Track Superintendent at both Del Mar and Los Alamitos, Moore was chiefly responsible for providing Santa Anita with the “El Segundo sand” which was installed here to universal acclaim in 2014.  The son of a track superintendent, Moore grew up in racing, and in addition to his father, Bob, his brother Ron has also served in the same role at various tracks in California.The Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory has been a pioneer in creating a Maintenance Quality System, which utilizes both daily measurements and enhanced techniques and technologies to manage racing surfaces with a goal of creating a consistent and safer racing surface.Officials at Santa Anita Park have been in constant communication with the California Horse Racing Board and key stakeholders who fully support our decision to close the track while we conduct additional testing of the track, review current protocols and existing safety measures.   All horses who stable at Santa Anita will remain on site, and Santa Anita will remain open to the public for simulcast.Press Contacts:Tiffani Steer, Tiffani.Steer@stronachgroup.comMike Willman, Mike.Willman@santaanita.comlast_img read more

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360i Donates Hundreds of Toys to Charity Through #AgencyToyDrive

first_imgWe are excited to close 2014 on a positive note, with our socially-fuelled #AgencyToyDrive generating hundreds of toy donations for the deserving children at Harlem Children’s Zone, Year Up and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.It has been thrilling to see so many client partners, agency comrades, industry partners, social media celebrities and industry Influencers join this effort to give back by sharing toy photos that we then transformed into real-life toy donations.  In addition to giving away hundreds of toys, we were able to donate a professional batting cage to the children at Harlem Children’s Zone that will have a year-round impact.You can check out all of the donations in our digital toy bin at: agencytoydrive.com Thank you for helping us continue 360i’s tradition of giving back this holiday season.Happy Holidays!Cover photo via Shorty Awardslast_img read more

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