That sucks about the tracks you have to race on. I feel so lucky to race where I do - the facilities are wonderfull and well maintained. Sorry to hear about one of yours breaking down. I've been full time racing for 5 years and have yet to have one break down or go down - Thank goodness!
Its just not pretty racing here....
Kevin Cummings just went down the other night, luckily he was not seriously hurt just bumps, bruises, and scrapes. And the horse was caught right after the race by Ron Beback Jr and my cousin who were both driving in that race. Luckily when he went down the lines got wraped on the bike, so the horse couldnt get tangled in them.