7/8 Tapeta Training Track
GMP Farm’s 7/8 Tapeta Training Track
GMP Farm’s 7/8 Tapeta Training Track refers to The Equine Veterinary Journal. Published therein was independent and refereed paper “Analysis of Stress Fractures Associated with Lameness in Thoroughbred Flat Racehorse Training on Different Track Surfaces”. However, the results are clear, over a 10 year period involving 1,075 thoroughbred racehorses, …
Group A: 27% Fractures
Group B: 14% Fractures
Tapeta Farm: 2% Fractures
Tapeta is comprised of a carefully selected mixture of the finest silica sand, wax and fibers. They extensively researched and simulate the root structure of turf. In particular, Tapeta is a Thoroughbred Racing and Training surface, since the surface keeps the integrity of the horse’s feet without compromise. For that reason, Tapeta is GMP’s top choice on account of keeping all Equine breeds safe and sound.
Above all, wet weather and heavy rainfall allows Tapeta’s surface handling extremely well. Therefore, the consistency, safety and simplicity of Tapeta place it at the top of the world’s rankings and many of the world’s best Thoroughbred’s train and race on Tapeta which has been tried and tested in all climates at Training and Racetracks around the world.
Racehorse Trainers and Racetrack Owners in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia have extensively praised Tapeta’ surface structure. The consistency, safety and simplicity of Tapeta place it at the top of the world’s rankings and many of the world’s best Thoroughbred’s train and race on Tapeta. As a result, among others to have all raced and or trained on Tapeta are racing superstars such as:
- Da Hoss (Breeders Cup Mile 1996 & 1998)
- Tapit (Wood Memorial Grade 1 2004)
- Animal Kingdom (Dubai World Cup 2013)
- Shared Belief (Multiple Graded Sakes 2013-2015)
- Prince Bishop (Dubai World Cup 2015)
- Jack Hobbs (Irish Derby 2015)
- Enable (Winner of the Arc De Triomphe 2017)
- Thunder Snow ($10m Dubai World Cup 2018)
- Benbatle ($6m Dubai Turf 2018)
Accordingly, there are numerous examples of Champion Dirt racehorses training on Tapeta because of its kinder nature. Hence, the multiple Graded Stakes winner Shared Belief did most of his training on Tapeta. Immediately after he had won Grade 1 races at Santa Anita and Del Mar because he was on a van for an 8 hour journey back to Golden Gate Fields to train on Tapeta for his next race.
In the Dubai World Cup in 2015 on dirt, the USA sent 3 Grade 1 winning dirt horses to run . Finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exactly the same order you would expect them to finish if the race had been run at Santa Anita, but they were beaten by the 8 year old Prince Bishop who had never trained on the dirt in his life and had only trained on Tapeta. Also, The United States Eventing Team has also used Tapeta as part of their training for the Olympic Games.
Discover the benefits while your horse is in Training when you couple therapies such as our Thermal Imaging before using our Cryotherapy treatment and see the difference it makes after with your own eyes!
When choosing your next treatment for your Equine Athlete, consider your stay at The Brunswick B&B. Also, the beautiful, historic UNION GABLES B&B for your own R&R. You can also visit Sacred Spa and Wellness located right on GMP Farm’s grounds. Treat yourself to a Holistic approach in overall fitness and wellness.