Chris Bosley was named dirt track superintendent for the Maryland Jockey Club in the spring of 2018, and for the last year and a half he has been focused on consistency and safety.
It’s a critical position—and one that’s frequently under a microscope. It’s also a job heavily dependent on weather and having the necessary resources and latest research at your disposal.
Bosley regularly attends Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors meetings to provide updates on surface maintenance and to field comments and questions. He acknowledges it’s difficult to satisfy everyone, but he welcomes feedback with the ultimate goal of providing the best and safest surface possible.
“Everyone needs to keep communicating,” Bosley said. “If something happens or needs to be done, don’t think we’re not going to care about it or it doesn’t bother us. All the guys (on the track crew) care about the racetrack as much as I do.
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