Hurdle Wings

Client: Cheltenham Racecourse

Location: Cheltenham

Application: Hurdle Wings

Background

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most important National Hunt festival of the year. Attended by thousands of racegoers and hundreds of horses, safety is a key element of everything they do. Ahead of the 2021 festival, the racecourse contacted Duralock looking for a number of systems in order to be ready for the festival. One of the systems required were wings for the hurdles and steeplechase fences. The racecourse required a BHA approved high quality hurdle wing and numerous spare parts for their current systems in order to be ready for racing.

Solution

With only a few weeks until the festival, time was very much of the essence, which is something Duralock pride themselves on. Our great experience in the racing industry allows us to plan around the big festivals and anticipate the racecourse requirements to ensure we can manufacture any product. This gives the racecourse great reassurance and peace of mind for those last minute requirements and repairs which could potentially prevent them from racing. Duralock were able to manufacture and deliver numerous hurdle wings and spare parts in time for the beginning of the festival, maintaining a high quality product on every part of the track.

Key Benefits

• Smooth racing surface with no metal or sharp edges protruding
• 15 year guarantee on all PVCu products
• All connections and ground fixings covered with PVCu protection.

“We needed to place an order for hurdle wings that were BHA approved and of high quality, however we needed these in time for the festival in March. Duralock were able to turn the order around extremely quickly and in a professional manner.”

 

Ben Hastie, Head Groundsperson – Cheltenham Racecourse