Equestrian (page 1)

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A Jacobson double

Track Manager, Darren Bissett, says Hamilton Park’s turf will be more than ready for the start of their flat racing season scheduled to begin in...

in Equestrian - on 17/3/21

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Perfectly formed

At the grass roots of jumps racing, Sedgefield’s grounds team aims for improved standards on its tight and steep course. Jane Carley talks to Clerk of...

in Equestrian - on 9/3/21

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Budget 2021 £300m support

English cricket is one of several sports to benefit from a £300m summer sports recovery package confirmed in Wednesday's budget

in Equestrian - on 4/3/21

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Duralock appoint Attwood

Duralock - the world’s leading supplier of safe, sustainable, and superior quality PVCu fencing - have announced that David Attwood has been selected...

in Equestrian - on 15/11/20

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Bespoke PRG mix from DLF

Having been down for over 25 years and showing the signs of significant thatch build-up, the fields at Billingbear Polo Club were fully renovated for the...

in Equestrian - on 18/10/20

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Hats off to Mark

Like all sports, racing is facing up to big changes thanks to Coronavirus. One of National Hunt’s best-loved courses is preparing for an extra change....

in Equestrian - on 29/8/20

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New team at Kelso RC

A restructured management team is preparing for the resumption of racing at Kelso Racecourse, on the evening of September 16.

in Equestrian - on 26/8/20

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Musselburgh jobs threat

Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse are facing redundancy less than two months after the course was taken over by Chester Race Company

in Equestrian - on 14/8/20

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Spectators to return?

The UK government has announced that mass gatherings, including sporting events and conferences, will allow fans to return from 1 October with social distancing...

in Equestrian - on 24/7/20

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Mansfield Sand shines

Groundwork contractor Trefor Jones, has praised the quality of Mansfield Sand’s Equestrian Silica product after he recently completed the construction...

in Equestrian - on 10/7/20

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The ‘new normal'

Equestrian sports have been as hard hit as any with major championships cancelled and racing and polo seasons put on hold. But turfcare regimes have continued...

in Equestrian - on 8/7/20

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Maurice Crooks retires

For nearly 50 years he has been an unsung hero of Haydock Park racecourse making sure the course is fit for purpose for meetings.

in Equestrian - on 13/6/20

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Tributes paid to Roger

Fontwell Park have announced the death of Roger Mant - the man who kept the racecourse in fine condition for more than 40 years

in Equestrian - on 15/5/20

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Testing times

Groundsmen are in uncharted territory after Covid-19 forced the suspension of all sports this spring, after a challenging winter. Jane Carley looks at...

in Equestrian - on 4/5/20

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J Nitro 4Turf and PM79

The dual-purpose track at Ffos Las Racecourse in Carmarthenshire stages Flat meetings throughout the summer months and National Hunt meetings for the rest...

in Equestrian - on 10/4/20

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All in the planning

An employed team of groundsmen and gardeners tend to one of the UK’s premier racecourses. Jane Carley went to meet the team at Ascot to discover how...

in Equestrian - on 3/4/20

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After the floods

Ever wondered what happens when fish get stranded by floods and have to be rescued? John Cheyne found out for himself recently, as he joined Environment...

in Equestrian - on 2/4/20

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Reg Lomas dies aged 88

Reg Lomas, former head groundsman at Stratford and Cheltenham racecourses, has died at the age of 88

in Equestrian - on 21/3/20

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HG to run marathon

A dedicated groundsman who helped rescue a family of kittens will be running the London Marathon to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.

in Equestrian - on 29/2/20

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MM60 the top tip

Ben Hastie, Head Groundsman at Cheltenham Racecourse has reported fantastic results after embarking on a long-term strategy of scarifying and overseeding...

in Equestrian - on 6/2/20