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Faking it

Updated: September 7, 2009, 4:07 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Remington Park in Oklahoma City was the first major track in this country to install an artificial racing surface that over time could have wound up on the government's hazardous site list.

This occurred about two decades ago.

Racing over materials has always sounded like a good idea to at least the manufacturers and select track management. Racing over a concoction of rubber and hemp and old boots or whatever else went in there has always sounded high and dry, safe and dry; or, as ...

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