Great care has been taken to develop a dirt track surface specifically for breaking and training thoroughbreds at Oak Ridge Training Center. The dirt track is one mile, the standard for racing in the United States. Your horses will train in the relaxed atmosphere of Oak Ridge while still getting all the experience of a first class racetrack.
Using the highest industry standards and specifications, our dirt track was built on a consistent 12-14” white powdered limestone base with 6” of a sand and red clay mix compacted, with a further 2-3” cushion pad when harrowed and cut.
Every year the entire track is stripped, checked and regraded. Special attention is given to the removal of rocks and holes to make it safe right across its generous 60’ width. Add efficient drainage and our track offers a consistent surface to train on in all but the worst of weather.
Daily maintenance of the track is a fundamental priority at the Center with the best equipment used to seal, harrow and cut the surface. Every day the track is watered to keep it in perfect condition.
The Center also features a newly installed 7/8 mile turf course.