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Grandstand

Derby dreams dominate

Home to the Investec Derby, and synonymous with Flat racing for even the most casual follower of the sport, Epsom Downs is used to being in the news. But...

in Equestrian - 4 days, 8 hours ago

Groundstaff Ascot Presentation May 2019

Ascot are RCA winners

The Ascot Racecourse Groundstaff team celebrated the start of the turf flat season by lifting the Racecourse Groundstaff Award for dual-purpose racecourse,...

in Equestrian - 5 days, 23 hours ago

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Shane appointed HG

Shane has an excellent racing pedigree bringing with him over nine years’ experience in the industry, having worked as Racetrack Groundsman at The Curragh...

in Equestrian - 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Ludlow’s road to progress

They say that new brooms sweep clean but, at Ludlow Racecourse, Tom Moreland - in his first groundsman role - aims to keep a balance between the latest...

in Equestrian - on 17/4/19

Total Equestrian

Laser Grader a winner

Managing Director of Total Equestrian, Steve Keen, is delighted with their purchase of a Laser Grader 2400 from BLEC, which has improved both the speed...

in Equestrian - on 15/4/19

Chester Racecourse

Green light for Chester

Chester Race Company is closing in on a start date for its £100m redevelopment, with three planning applications set for approval

in Equestrian - on 10/3/19

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Curragh redevelopment

Check out the latest behind the scenes footage of the redevelopment of the Curragh racecourse, which will see the creation of world-class facilities on...

in Equestrian - on 8/3/19

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Warwick choose DLF

Maintaining a strong, healthy and dense sward over a wet winter period is a headache for any Turf Manager, but for Head Groundsman at Warwick Racecourse...

in Equestrian - on 25/2/19

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LM front runner at York

As a long-term user of Limagrain grass seed, Adrian Kay, head groundsman at York Racecourse, believes that an improvised MM25 mixture gives him the confidence...

in Equestrian - on 19/2/19

Grounds Team

Racing thrives at Exeter

Jane Carley discusses the pioneering work being undertaken with padded hurdles at Exeter Racecourse with Clerk of the Course Barry Johnson and Head Groundsman...

in Equestrian - on 25/1/19

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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 - on 5/1/19

Team2

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

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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

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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

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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

Warwick

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

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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

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Q&A - Ben Hastie

Ben Hastie - always early, AP McCoy and life skills

in Equestrian - on 13/7/18