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Best Pad Safety padded race starting gate with Best Pad logo

Best Pad™ Safety Padding, a state-of-the art safety padding system, is superior to all other racetrack structural padding.  Using a combination of newly developed materials, Best Pad™ Safety Padding has been developed and tested to provide durable, long-lasting protection.  Able to withstand and absorb serious impacts, Best Pad™Safety Padding dramatically increases safety in the gate and decreases maintenance costs.

Best Pad™ Safety Padding can be purchased as an entire padding system or as individual pads for specific areas of the gate.

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Safety Padding on Keeneland's training gate  

Best Pad™ Safety Padding on Keeneland's Training Gate


About Best Pad™ Safety Padding:

"I don't think there's anybody in the business that thinks the starting gate isn't a dangerous place to be -- not for just the jockeys, but the gate crews as well. It was in dire need of safety improvements and Best Pad™ Safety Padding provides that needed new level of safety."

               John Giovanni, former Executive Director of the Jockey's Guild

 

Best Pad Safety Padding on race starting gate with horses pre-race

Philadelphia Park Race Gate Padded with Best Pad™ Safety Padding

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Best Pad™ Safety Pontoon Padding

Best Pad Safety Padding on Race Starting Gate Pontoon

 

Safety Benefits

Calms horses entering and standing in gate by  covering cold, hard metal

Dramatically reduces instances of late scratches of fractious horses in the gate

Protects horses from injury by dissipating focal forces over a wide surface area

Safety grit provides sure footing for assistant starters

 

Best Pad Safety Padding on race starting gate pontoons

Safety Padding on Starting Gate's Pontoons


Best Pad Safety Padding on inside race starting gate

I looked at the Best Pad™ Safety Padding that’s around the gate, I think if my horse would have had that, at worst, he probably would have had a pretty good headache and that would have been it.  I was impressed.  That padding should be on every starting gate in every race track in America.

          -- John Servis, Trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Smarty Jones

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Best Pad Safety Padding on race starting gate poles and handrail          

Best Pad™ Safety Padding

Safety Benefits

Helps prevent injuries to riders or gate crew when thrown into or pinned by a horse to a pole

Helps prevent injuries to horses flipping in the gate hitting the hind poles

Helps prevent injuries to riders hitting the front pole when leaving the gate

Maintenance Benefits

Extremely durable – keeps its attractive appearance for years

Sleek and seamless design – no brackets or screws  – easily removed for inspection

Easily cleaned and maintained – no painting required

Water and U V resistant

BEST PAD™ Safety Padding for Race Starting Gates
Gate Size Number of Pads*

14 Stall

172

12 Stall

148

10 Stall

124

6 Stall

76

4 Stall

52

1 Stall

16

*Front and rear poles; super structure; hand railings and pontoons for United/Puett style starting gates

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