Tributes were paid yesterday to Chepstow Racecourse's long-serving head groundsman who died aged 50, after suffering from cancer.
Robert Mottram started working at the racecourse on July 1, 1975, after leaving school, and worked his way up to become head groundsman and estates manager.
Tim Long, who worked with Mr Mottram at the racecourse for many years, said: "Robert was a lovely man and a great servant to Chepstow Racecourse. In my view, he was one of the great groundsmen in British racing.
"He was instrumental in many of the advances that the racecourse has made in track management because of his wealth of knowledge and his experience. He was an excellent team leader and he will be missed by everyone."
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