Jockey Club Racecourses Stay on Track With Sherriff Amenity
The Jockey Club Racecourses, which operates 15 racecourses in the UK, has signed a three year supplier agreement extension with Sherriff Amenity. The deal sees the supply of a range of turf related amenity products from the company''s diverse range.
Formed in 1964 with the objective of securing the future of racecourses for horse racing, Cheltenham was the first course acquired by the group. Now, the Jockey Club, who are Britain''s leading racecourse operator, are setting their sights on developing the sports future, with a seven-year, £145 million investment programme that aims to improve the quality of racing in the UK still further, and broaden the appeal of the sport to new audiences.
The ground staff continue to set the standard for turf management in the UK, ensuring that racing at all of the 15 courses is the highest quality possible. Over the last few years the group has spent a considerable amount of money on improvements which also included the extension of a supplier agreement with Sherriff Amenity.
"Several organisations were involved in the rigorous tendering process, but the standout presentation was the one delivered by the Sherriff Amenity team," explained Ian Sidgwick, Group Purchasing Director at the Jockey Club. "It would be fair to say that in practice they operate with a similar level of professionalism and energy which has helped to develop and cement the relationship between Jockey Club Racecourses and Sherriff Amenity.
According to Michael Prosser, the East Region Head of Racing for Jockey Club Racecourses, it was a combination of the technical expertise from Sherriff Amenity''s Technical Specialists, the ability to be able to budget for the long-term and the use of the best products on the market that clinched the new long-term agreement.
1/2 - Michael Prosser & Sherriffs Mark Pyrah at The Rowley Mile, Newmarket
2/2 - Michael Prosser & Sherriffs Mark Pyrah at The Rowley Mile, Newmarket
"Sherriff Amenity have an extensive product range and provide an outstanding service," commented Michael. "The ability to review and formulate the maintenance regimes for the racing surface and fine turf areas in conjunction with their professional and knowledgable technical team has proved invaluable. Without doubt, it has saved us time and money and made budgeting much easier."
Sherriff Amenity and the Jockey Club Racecourses have been working closely together for a number of years and the three year supplier agreement extension is testament to sharing the same goals to improve and modernise the management of the racing and estate surfaces, as Ian continues:
"The technical assistance provided by Sherriff Amenity has been critical in our drive to keep raising standards. I have no doubt that any organisation or individual that worked with them would be equally impressed and I would freely recommend Sherriff Amenity to anyone."