Equestrian (page 1)

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

It is a marvellous job ..

The unsung hero of Haydock Park Racecourse, who makes sure the course is fit for purpose, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award

in Equestrian - on 23/10/17

RCA Awards 2017

The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce the winners of the Racecourse Groundstaff Awards for 2017.

in Equestrian - on 13/10/17