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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 - 1 week, 6 days ago

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 - 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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 - 3 weeks, 5 days ago

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

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

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

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

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