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Polytrack Comes To Rescue in Unseasonal Rain
16/06/2016 13:43:54

The meeting at Lingfield on the evening of Saturday 18 June will now be run on the all-weather track as the turf course is waterlogged, after the recent unseasonal rain.

Clerk of the course Ed Arkell commented to Sky Sports: "Despite the difficult conditions we are pleased to be able to ensure that racing can go ahead, and that trainers have been given the full information ahead of declarations being made on Friday."

Premier All weather track

Lingfield Park Resort holds the distinction of being the only racecourse in the UK to stage racing of all three types – Flat Turf, Flat All-Weather and National Hunt. Established as a racecourse in 1890, ‘leafy’ Lingfield quickly became a popular venue due to its location close to the borders of Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Lingfield made history when staging the first all-weather fixture in 1989 and since 2014 has hosted the All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday  – an annual fixture which is now firmly part of the calendar.

Polytrack leads the field

This is not the first time Lingfield has faced a last minute weather-enforced switch to the Polytrack. It demonstrates how important it’s installation has been to guaranteeing racing takes place at the course on an un-interrupted basis and the key role this all weather surface plays in continued provision of a quality offering for the betting industry.

These factors, together with the 100% trust from trainers and owners in running their horses on this Martin Collins surface, explain why there are more Polytrack racecourses around the world than all its commercial rivals put together. 

Contact Martins Collins now for further information and advice on our racing surfaces for racecourses and training gallops.


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