A tender process has been invited by Arena Racing Company (ARC) for the replacement of the track at Wolverhampton and for the new all-weather surface at Newcastle should the track get the go-ahead to proceed.
The surface at Wolverhampton has received remedial work but has been deemed to have reached the end of its useful life, and while a timetable for replacement will depend partly on the chosen provider, the intention is for work to start at the end of April and be completed by mid-summer.
Any Wolverhampton fixtures scheduled during the works are likely to be transferred to other courses within the ARC group.
Jim Allen, director of racing at ARC, said, “For both Wolverhampton and Newcastle, we will be considering all BHA-approved surfaces. Once Wolverhampton is replaced we will have invested approximately �4million in new all-weather surfaces in the last 18 months including the Fibresand replacement at Southwell and the newly-replaced Polytrack at Lingfield Park.”Read the rest of the story British Horseracing Authority News Headlines