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Richard Osgood retires

Last weekend, Richard Osgood, one of racing’s unsung heroes and from a long line of workaholics, hung up his pokey stick, thus ending a family association...

in Equestrian - 1 week, 4 days ago

Continued revival

Chelmsford City Racecourse was the first entirely new racecourse in the UK since Taunton opened in 1927. It went into administration in January 2009 and...

in Equestrian - on 23/11/18

Eric Harris retires

Although rain has finally arrived, the hot summer temperatures were a test for Stratford Racecourse’s head groundsman Eric Harris as he looked to produce...

in Equestrian - on 11/10/18

Young guns go for it

Overcoming adversity can make or break a new team. When Royal Windsor Racecourse had to abandon a meeting in May 2017 after horses slipped on the far bend,...

in Equestrian - on 26/9/18

Chafers arrive overnight!

Chafer grubs have struck again, with Epsom forced to cancel Thursday afternoon's meeting after an infestation affected areas of the racing surface. Salisbury...

in Equestrian - on 12/9/18

Groundstaff Awards 2018

The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce the winners of the Racecourse Groundstaff Awards for 2018. Sponsored once again by Pitchcare,...

in Equestrian - on 7/9/18

RCA Awards Launch

The Racecourse Association (RCA) is pleased to confirm the launch of the 22nd annual Racecourse Groundstaff Awards, sponsored by Watt Fences, Pitchcare...

in Equestrian - on 1/8/18

Q&A - Ben Hastie

Ben Hastie - always early, AP McCoy and life skills

in Equestrian - on 13/7/18

Cheltenham Racecourse

At the heart of jump racing is ‘The FestivalTM’ which has become the shining jewel in the racing calendar; a date that coincides with St. Patrick’s...

in Equestrian - on 13/7/18

Emergency Authorisation

An Emergency Authorisation has been granted for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket on golf...

in Equestrian - on 11/6/18

Battling the beast

The Lingfield Park Resort is set in rural Surrey countryside midway between Sevenoaks in Kent and Crawley in West Sussex. Now one of Marriott International’s...

in Equestrian - on 11/5/18

Double day at the races

South Wales contractors Peter Villars Sportsgrounds Maintenance (PVSGM) have doubled their aerator fleet. In January the Cwmbran-based family business...

in Equestrian - on 3/5/18

Wolverhampton winners

Eight inches of snow was dumped on Wolverhampton Racecourse’s ‘all weather’ track in mid December, seemingly making nonsense of that claim. Yet,...

in Equestrian - on 2/4/18

Following its own track!

Independently managed, Fakenham Racecourse sits on the banks of the River Wensum opposite the Norfolk market town. It benefits from tradition and a strong...

in Equestrian - on 2/2/18

Trilo win at Newmarket

To keep both the Rowley Mile Racecourse and July Course worthy of a ‘photo finish’, Estates Manager Alan Hatherley relies on his Trilo kit of blowers...

in Equestrian - on 26/1/18

Royal Dublin Society

The RDS is Dublin’s premier venue; slightly smaller in size than the Harrogate Exhibiton Centre, but with the addition of a main stadium arena where...

in Equestrian - on 26/1/18

One team - one dream

One team - one dream is the motto of the dedicated staff at Worcester Racecourse, where changes to the track management regime have reaped benefits for...

in Equestrian - on 24/11/17

Aintree crowned winners

Aintree Racecourse has been crowned Showcase Champion for 2017 at the annual RCA Showcase Awards.

in Equestrian - on 20/11/17