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York Racecourse

York Racecourse completedLindum supplied 14,000 square metres of LT6 Sporturf for York Racecourse in 2009 as part of the huge refurbishment that was carried out on the track at York; in fact the largest of its kind on a British racecourse and the first time that a comprehensive drainage system had been installed under the racing surface at York.

The drainage badly needed to be improved to reduce the risk of abandonment and to improve racing conditions following periods of heavy rain. The project also involved the widening and regrading of the South bend to allow more options for producing fresh racing ground and to improve the camber. The grass canter-down was installed to reduce wear on the track by horses getting to the start of sprint races.

2010 was the first season where all the course improvements were fully operational.

York Racecourse has now won its third prestigious national award for the track, the Neil Wyatt Groundstaff Award, organised by the Racecourse Association and judged by a panel of turf industry experts.

William Derby, Clerk of the Course, commented: “The track settled down well and matured well in time for the 2010 season. The turf looked excellent and we have been delighted with the quality. The Neil Wyatt award is testament to the quality of the racing surface and the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”