A rider worked a horse on the new dirt surface at  the 1 1/16-mile main track at Keeneland Race Course on Versailles Rd. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday August 28, 2014. The track officially opened for training at 5:30 a.m. after a 3-month renovation project where the synthetic Polytrack surface was removed and a new dirt surface was put down. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
A rider worked a horse on the new dirt surface at the 1 1/16-mile main track at Keeneland Race Course on Versailles Rd. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday August 28, 2014. The track officially opened for training at 5:30 a.m. after a 3-month renovation project where the synthetic Polytrack surface was removed and a new dirt surface was put down. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
A rider worked a horse on the new dirt surface at the 1 1/16-mile main track at Keeneland Race Course on Versailles Rd. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday August 28, 2014. The track officially opened for training at 5:30 a.m. after a 3-month renovation project where the synthetic Polytrack surface was removed and a new dirt surface was put down. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

New dirt track at Keeneland passes first tests from horsemen, Mother Nature

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