RECYCLED COMPOST KEEPS THE GOING GOOD AT NEWBURY
Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is one of the UK’s most prestigious sporting venues offering exciting racing on the flat and over jumps. This year it is celebrating its centenary and with the use of compost the racecourse is greener than ever.
With around 30 race days every year busy staff face an ongoing battle to maintain the course and fill the numerous divots carved by each horse.
Immediately following each race meeting the estate team at Newbury review the state of the course and spring into action. A pre-prepared mix of compost, soil and sand is combined with the divots and new grass seed added, this is then applied to the course by hand. This labour intensive task takes a team of 16 people, working full time, two days to complete.