Rider Protection System ®

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RIDER PROTECTION SYSTEM ® (Aluminum)

Horsemen’s Track and Equipment, Inc. continually evaluates all rail systems for safety, durability and potential improvements. For over 30 years, our installation crew has been the top in the industry.

THE PATENTED RIDER PROTECTION SYSTEM® IS ENGINEERED FOR THE SAFETY OF JOCKEY AND HORSE

Under a U.S. patent, Horsemen’s Rider Protection System® was designed to help minimize injuries to the horse and rider if an accident occurs. Additionally, the panels have been designed to avoid deterioration when exposed to ultraviolet rays and will also minimize shadows cast onto the track.

This low-maintenance system features anodized aluminum components that will never rust. Our superior safety system has been installed in many major tracks across the country, including Churchill Downs, Belterra Park, Colonial Downs, Keeneland, Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley RaceCourse, Gulfstream Park, Laurel, Lone Park, Oaklawn, and Golden Gate Fields and Fairgrounds Race Course.

Horsemen’s Track and Equipment, Inc. has invested heavily in product development and research to validate our Rider Protection System®.

Southwest Research Institute, one of the leading research testing companies for NASA and many Fortune 500 companies, used a crane at Lone Star Park to drop a 110-lb. dummy at 35 mph at various angles and impact locations on the railing in five different tests.

THE RESILIENCY OF THE PANELS RESULTED IN NO PERMANENT DAMAGE!

There have been numerous occasions that have shown that Horsemen’s Track and Equipment, Inc.’s 24” rail overhang is superior and holds up under unfortunate circumstances. Track personnel, trainers and jockeys across the country continue to thank us for minimizing injuries.

“Churchill Downs has always been a leader in the industry…
thats why we went with the Rider Protection System ®”
– Butch Lehr

Rail Installation