ASTM WK27877

    Work Item: ASTM WK27877 - New Terminology for Thoroughbred Horse Racing Surfaces

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.28 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology defines thoroughbred horse racing terms for use in the development of standard test methods and specifications for equestrian surfaces used for racing or training or both. 1.2 The terms defined in this terminology are appropriate for use by track maintenance persons and practitioners, racing officials, and other industry persons in matters concerning equestrian surfaces used for thoroughbred racing or training or both. 1.3 While this terminology has some similar terms applicable to other forms of horse racing or equestrian sports, this terminology is not intended to address all of the terms that may be applicable to these other racing forms or sports. 1.4 The values given in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

    The users are all who work with or are interested in the horse-racing industry. This terminology is needed because there are many terms in the industry that are used differently. We hope we can get some consensus and consistency of terms so that we will not have confusion over terminology as other new standards are developed.


    athletic field; equestrian; footing; horse; racetrack; racing, sports; sports field; sports surfaces; surfaces; thoroughbred

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Michael Depew


    F08 (13-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2867-2013 and Pending Publication