Clay Puett designed the first successful closed starting gate which premiered on July 1st, 1939. His electric starting gate revolutionized the horse racing industry. He began True Center Gate in 1958 and his ideals continue to play an integral role in design and operations.

oday, True Center Gates are considered the finest horse race starting gates in the world.


rue Center Gates can be found at thoroughbred race tracks throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Saudi Arabia, and other international locations. Major quarter horse tracks also prefer to use the True Center Gate because of its strength and durability. True Center Gate offers both racing gates and training gates and all are custom made with the utmost attention to detail.