Peterson’s Track Review Cited by New York Racing Association
Mick Peterson, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, was mentioned in an official New York Racing Association (NYRA) statement addressing the health and safety of equine athletes and jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack. In December 2014, the NYRA secured an independent review of Aqueduct’s inner track led by Peterson, who returned in January 2015 to further evaluate the track, according to the release. “New York has set the bar for the standard of care of racetrack surfaces. What stands out in New York is the record-keeping and the ability to compare measurements from year to year,” Peterson said. “We owe it to the fans, the riders, and horsemen to ensure this safety and accountability.” Horse Racing Nation published the article. Peterson’s review of the Aqueduct Racetrack also was cited in Horse News report for NJ.com.