Colonial Down Turf Course Controlled Burn — Before & After Pictures

With the recent sale of Colonial Downs in place,  work has taken place the past several weeks on the Secretariat Turf Course. A controlled burn was conducted by Virginia Equine Alliance Track Superintendent J.D. Thomas in conjunction with the New Kent Fire Department and the Department of Forestry. The purpose of the burn was to rid the course of dead cover in a quick and efficient manner, in hopes of having a more green, plush and safe racing surface blossom soon after. Based on these before and after pictures, the process appears to have been a success.  Thanks to Jeff Wingrove & Tom Cade for providing some of these photos.

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