Equestrian (page 1)

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Green green grass of home

A popular Warwickshire equestrian sports venue has been revitalised by enthusiastic young teams using modern techniques to make the most of its natural...

in Equestrian - 3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Q&A with Shane Webb

Shane Webb - with the best advice to date

in Equestrian - on 22/11/19

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Down Royal Racecourse

It’s no secret the Irish enjoy a flutter or two on the horses, hence why racecourses across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are thriving...

in Equestrian - on 22/11/19

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Lucky escape!

On a dramatic Saturday at Ascot the action took another unexpected twist when a member of the course's groundstaff narrowly avoided a collision with the...

in Equestrian - on 3/11/19

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60 years and counting

Meet the father and son duo who've been looking after Fontwell Park racecourse for 60 years

in Equestrian - on 5/10/19

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Towcester closed for good

The course went into administration with debts of more than £1.3m in August 2018 but administrators of the previous management company announced they...

in Equestrian - on 2/10/19

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New 7.3m MAJOR Swift

Phil Cole at Cotswold Turf Care knows a good mower when he sees one. “The MAJOR Swift is a great performer and always leaves an excellent finish,”...

in Equestrian - on 17/9/19

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Close shave during race!

A catastrophic collision was narrowly avoided at Musselburgh on Saturday when two members of groundstaff came within yards of being struck by runners in...

in Equestrian - on 16/9/19

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Ripon reduces waste

A recent partnership between Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire and Yorwaste has been hailed a "success" following the roll-out of recycling bins at the...

in Equestrian - on 14/9/19

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Q&A with Carl Tonks

Carl Tonks - he’s had enough of Brexit!

in Equestrian - on 13/9/19

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Ripon Racecourse

Ripon is known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, due to its most pleasant surroundings and well-kept bedding areas which are often entered into the Yorkshire...

in Equestrian - on 13/9/19

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Fire destroys workshop

A fire has wrecked a workshop and maintenance equipment at Fakenham Racecourse overnight

in Equestrian - on 29/8/19

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Follows the leader

Lee Williams headed over the Pennines to meet Pontefract Racecourse’s Head Groundsman Martin Follows; a man whose career began as a car mechanic and...

in Equestrian - on 26/7/19

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Meet "Mr Haydock"

Maurice Crooks even lives in a cottage on the edge of the St Helens venue, and counts legends like Lester Piggott, Ruby Walsh and Harvey Smith among his...

in Equestrian - on 23/7/19

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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 - on 20/5/19

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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 - on 18/5/19

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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 - on 4/5/19

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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