ASTM WK29879

    Work Item: ASTM WK29879 - New Guide for The Laboratory Evaluation of Dirt Track Soil Material Used for Horse Racing

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



    1. Scope

    This proposed standard will outline the types of laboratory evaluations, test methods to employ, and subsequent report format in order to produce a comprehensive and standardized dirt track soil (cushion material) laboratory evaluation.

    A variety of laboratories and consultants are utilized in the horse race track industry to test and evaluate soil materials for dirt track racing surfaces. Some of these laboratories are engineer-based laboratories while others are agricultural/horticultural-based laboratories. As such, these various laboratories often utilize different test methods and reporting formats in evaluting dirt track samples. The industry lacks a clear and concise protocol and standard for evaluating these materials. This proposed standard will outline the types of laboratory evaluations and test methods to employ in order to produce a comprehensive and standardized dirt track soil (cushion material) report.


    Keywords

    thoroubhbred horse quarterhorse race racing jockey

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    08-06-2010

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Depew

    Status:
    Draft Under Development