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Video: The Track Crew

Canterbury’s Track Crew ensures both the dirt track and the turf course are in the safest and fairest conditions possible. Dirt track maintenance includes watering, blading and constant grooming. The turf course requires proper watering as well as divot repair and an entirely different maintenance program. Javier Barajas, track superintendent at Canterbury Park and Meydan […]

An International Track Man

Occasionally, Javier Barajas would spot something, stop his pickup truck, step onto the track and retrieve an item only his well-trained eyes could see. “It’s amazing,” Barajas said. “I’m really blind as a bat.” Barajas, Canterbury Park’s new track superintendent, has the eyes of a predatory bird in situations like this, however, or maybe it’s the […]