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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 - 1 week, 4 days ago

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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 - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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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

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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 - on 30/12/19

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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