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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 - 2 weeks, 2 days ago

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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 4/11/19

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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 18/9/19

Musselburgh

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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Ripon Racecourse

Ripon is known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, due to its most pleasant surroundings and well-kept bedding areas which are often entered into the Yorkshire...

in Equestrian - on 13/9/19

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Follows the leader

Lee Williams headed over the Pennines to meet Pontefract Racecourse’s Head Groundsman Martin Follows; a man whose career began as a car mechanic and...

in Equestrian - on 29/7/19

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Derby dreams dominate

Home to the Investec Derby, and synonymous with Flat racing for even the most casual follower of the sport, Epsom Downs is used to being in the news. But...

in Equestrian - on 20/5/19

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Shane appointed HG

Shane has an excellent racing pedigree bringing with him over nine years’ experience in the industry, having worked as Racetrack Groundsman at The Curragh...

in Equestrian - on 4/5/19

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Ludlow’s road to progress

They say that new brooms sweep clean but, at Ludlow Racecourse, Tom Moreland - in his first groundsman role - aims to keep a balance between the latest...

in Equestrian - on 17/4/19

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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 - on 8/3/19

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York Racecourse

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

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Exeter Racecourse

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 27/1/19

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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

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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