Newcastle Racecourse unveiled its new all-weather racing surface May 17, with eight races carded for the track's inaugural meet.
According to the Chronicle Live, the £12-million renovation of the racecourse took six months to complete, and includes not only the new Tapeta racing surface, but floodlights to conduct night racing as well.
Newcastle is currently the only facility in the North of England to race over an all-weather surface, and the horsemen gave it high marks.
After the race card was complete, James Armstrong, Newcastle's clerk of the course, told the Chronicle Live that “It went very well, we had fantastic feedback from jockeys and trainers. It was a very successful day and will be a great springboard for future meetings.”
“With this being the only all-weather track in the North of England, it could be a great asset to the city and to the North East.”
Read more in the Chronicle Live
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