Racecourses
Racecourses

Martin Collins sets the winning standard in racecourse surfaces for all weather tracks both in the UK and internationally.

Unrivalled track record

We have been at the very forefront of synthetic equestrian surface development for over 30 years and are the world’s leading manufacturer of all weather surfaces for the racing and bloodstock industries:

  • Our renowned racing surface, Polytrack has been successfully installed on racetracks and training tracks on five continents.
  • Our synthetic surfaces are used at over 20 racecourses across the world
  • Over 200 km of gallop surfaces have been supplied by us
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    At Martin Collins, we understand:

    • That racecourses need to attract maximum fields and quality runners on an un-interrupted basis, to bring a fast return on their investment
    • Trainers and owners need to have 100% trust in the surfaces their horses are running on.
    • The pressures of today’s international gambling market and the crucial role that a racecourse surface can play in providing a consistent quality offering for the betting industry.
  • Martin Collins’ mission is to provide a surface which replicates turf at its best, yet delivers consistent ‘going’, allowing race meetings to go ahead whatever the weather conditions, time of year or time of day.
  • Our operating figures show consistency at temperatures ranging from - 20 degrees to + 45 degrees celsius (air temperature).
  • We continue to invest in ongoing research and development to stay ahead of the game and provide our clients with the best possible product and service.
  • Martin Collins racecourse surfaces

  • are precision-installed
  • individually blended for your requirements and geographic location.
  • have been proven to withstand high levels of use, with comparatively modest maintenance regimes (particularly when compared to turf).
  • We understand the pressures placed on the limbs, joints, heart and lungs of the thoroughbred, arab and trotting horses today, as the racing gets ever more competitive.
  • Our surfaces are designed specifically to minimise the risk of injury to horses travelling at speed and allow them to run to the best of their ability.
  • Our range of surfaces can be tailored to other racecourse or racing centre needs, from training gallops to canter downs and breeze-up tracks.
    Why not take a look at the different surfaces in our range.
    Racing Surfaces clients who use us

    "We are very satisfied with our new Polytrack's performance... it will allow us to race safely all year round"

    Matthieu Vincent, Training Centre and Racetrack General Manager at Chantilly, France.

    “No stones were left unturned in our selection process. We have monitored the synthetic surfaces on factors such as injury rates, infiltration rates, surface hardness and surface temperatures to arrive at our decision... Polytrack proved to have the edge“

    Mr. Soong Tze Ming, Senior Vice President (Racing)

    "The new Martin Collins waxed training gallop has been well received by all trainers using the Curragh training grounds. We're delighted."

    Paul Hensey, Curragh training grounds

    “Having worked with MCE over the last 20 years, I can honestly say that the performance, quality and durability of the products are unquestionable. You really do get good value for money.”

    John Taylor, Training Grounds Manager (Retired)

    “La Piste Polytrack de l’hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur est une piste à usage intensif particulièrement appréciée et justifiée lors de nos meetings soutenus.  

    Après un chantier réalisé par de réels professionnels, la Polytrack fait, depuis deux hivers rigoureux et pluvieux, l’unanimité des professionnels.  

    Elle est rapidement devenue un atout indéniable de Cagnes Sur Mer.”  

    Gwen-Ael Nau, Chef d'etablissement

     Cagnes-Sur-Mer

    A complete service

    Our race track installation service is fully comprehensive and covers:

    • Planning
    • Groundworks
    • Surface supply
    • Surface installation
    • Running rail
    • Maintenance equipment set-up advice
    • Ongoing maintenance advice
    • Full aftercare service
    We're here to help

    Despite being involved in racetracks and training gallops at top venues across the world, Martin Collins’ staff still have their ‘feet firmly on the ground’. We are all approachable and experienced horse people who want you to achieve the best for you and your horses, whatever you do with them. Whether you are looking to:

    • Put in a new training gallop for the first time and just want to talk through your ideas, or
    • Improve your current surface or
    • Are confused by all the different types available on the market today

    Why not call 01488-71100 or email us now for some initial, informal advice.

    Following a telephone consultation, an initial site visit can be arranged if required. UK site visits will be free of charge*


    *subject to location and project scope

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