A record 120 registrants from six countries and U.S. territories are present at the 12th annual Track Superintendents’ and Arena Managers’ Field Day Presented by John Deere at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Organized by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the gathering opened Sunday at the Del Mar Arena and continues through Tuesday.

Field Day participants earn credit for the Safety Training and Continuing Education component of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards. The agenda consists of workshops and presentations on the latest technologies affecting track maintenance.

Participants have come from as far away as the United Arab Emirates, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and Canada.

In addition to title partners John Deere and Del Mar, event sponsors include NTRA, Valvoline, MD Barnmaster, Horsemen’s Track & Equipment, Arbico Organics, Larcom & Mitchell, Equine Savings, Global Barrier Systems, Stabilizer Solutions, Hunter Industries and Duralock, Ltd.

About the NTRA

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of more than 80 horse racing interests consisting of leading Thoroughbred racetracks, owners, breeders, trainers, horseplayers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity of horse racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on NTRA.com, Twitter (@ntra) and Facebook (facebook.com/1NTRA).