Turf improvements at Lingfield Park

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  • Lingfield Park racecourse is to benefit from better drainage on its turf course.

    Races at Lingfield on the turf course in July and August will be transferred onto the all-weather track to allow for the work to take place on the downhill section of the course.

    This should ensure more consistent going, particularly during the National Hunt season.

    Jim Allen, racing director, says: “As home to the all-weather championships finals day we can look forward to more years of successful and competitive racing across all codes at Lingfield Park.”

    Arena Racing Company (ARC), which runs Lingfield, is also investing in drainage improvements at Chepstow, Fontwell, Sedgefield, and Worcester, and is resurfacing the straight at Great Yarmouth.

    Newcastle National Hunt track and Southwell’s turf track is also have investigatory work into flood prevention carried out.

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