Wetherby’s bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting, the premier meeting of the season at the West Yorkshire venue, is now just a week away. The two-day meeting takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, and features two Grade Two contests plus three Listed races. Taking centre stage is the £100,000 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, […]
Wetherby Racecourse has undergone some major redevelopment work this past summer, with the demolition of their ‘Old Members Stand’ to make way for the new £3.2million extension to the Wetherby Millennium Stand. The Old Members Stand stood in a prime position at the Racecourse, namely in direct alignment with the Winning Post, and therefore all of the racing […]
For the 26th successive year, Spinal Research are hosting their annual Northern Raceday at Wetherby Racecourse’s Opening Meeting of the 2016/17 jump season, Wednesday 12th October. Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Every year more […]
The steel structure is complete and now the floors are going in..
You go on holiday for a fortnight and when you come back… you’ve got a building!! or almost. The progress in two weeks has been amazing…
Suddenly.. we have steel! And once it started going in, boy did it go up quickly.. We’ve even got stairs!
Last week the engineers were in to lay out the foundation pits and plot the sites for the bolts that the steel frames will eventually sit on. The foundations were dug out and 72 cubic metres of concrete arrived through the week which was poured and levelled. The newly concreted foundation pads with the anchored […]
The last ten days or so have seen the final demolition of the Old Members’ Stand. The demolition was held up for a couple of days while a larger demolition crane was brought in, but once that arrived and with two machines on the job, the remains of the building came down in less than […]
Wetherby Racecourse Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, Jonjo Sanderson, hasn’t ‘lost it’ he’s just giving a helping hand to create a new stand as part of the £3.2 million redevelopment project which will establish Wetherby Racecourse as one of the premier sporting, leisure and business facilities in Yorkshire. The demolition of the Old […]
As promised work on the redevelopment this week has got rather more exciting.. It’s definitely more interesting than looking at our computer screens, as this pic below shows: Anyone for popcorn! Wetherby Office Team monitor the redevelopment.. Last week saw the contractors finally declare the Old Stand, asbestos free, so they have been able to […]