Equestrian (Page 5)

Cheltenham-Racecourse Ben-Hastie Umbrella

Q&A - Ben Hastie

Ben Hastie - always early, AP McCoy and life skills

in Equestrian - on 13/7/18

Cheltenham-Racecourse Fence

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

Edgbaston Priory Club chafer grubs

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

Jon George George 3

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

Bath Race Course 1

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

Monday lunchtime

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

Matthew King David Hunter 2

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

Newmarket 2

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

RDSDublin Main Arena

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

grounds team 1

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

MauriceCrooks Haydock

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


Thomas' family tradition

Head groundsman Thomas Wootten is carrying on a family tradition by getting Carlisle Racecourse spruced up for Red Rum Day and the start of the 2017 jumps...

in Equestrian - on 11/10/17

Ed and Fiona

A task for Catterick!

A busy programme with tight recovery windows means that Catterick Racecourse’s turf surfaces require plenty of tender loving care. Jane Carley headed...

in Equestrian - on 25/9/17

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RCA sponsors continue

Pitchcare, Watt Fences and Fornells will once again sponsor the Racecourse Groundstaff Awards for 2017

in Equestrian - on 4/9/17

York Racecourse

2017 RCA awards

Pitchcare are, once again, delighted to sponsor the 2017 Racecourse Groundstaff Awards, along with last year sponsors Watt Fences and Fornells.

in Equestrian - on 13/8/17

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Team work perfection

Jane Carley reports on a partnership between groundsmen and contractor that is reaping rewards, both on and off the field of play. For it is here that...

in Equestrian - on 4/8/17

Duralock data tag

$3.5million refurbishment

Duralock (UK) Limited, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance PVCu fencing for horse racing and equestrianism, is pleased to announce its partnership...

in Equestrian - on 30/7/17

Fontwell Data tag

Fontwell part of my life

The invaluable role played by the stable, stud and racecourse staff has been recognised by Racing Staff Week, which began on Saturday with the first of...

in Equestrian - on 8/7/17