Royal Windsor Racecourse Clerk of the Course Sophie Candy wanted to further improve both spectator and horse safety in two areas on the horse walkways. Sophie challenged Tec Rail to come up with a solution to keep horses and pedestrian well apart with improved safety without spoiling the thrill of being close to the horses.
This all had to be done in time for the new flat season which at this time was a few months away, the order was placed delivery time agreed with installation to be arranged once delivery was made from France.
Everything was going to plan; delivery had arrived from France. Then Covid 19 struck and the World stopped!
Royal Windsor was having their first meeting which had now been confirmed would be behind closed doors the job had to be completed before this race meeting.
We managed to arrange safe accommodation for the fitters so the installation could start just in time.
One of the most difficult tasks was inserting the permanent fixing sleeves into the driveway without damaging the tarmac driveway. Fortunately, we have a very good machine driver who made very little mess and knows how to work a good line as you can see from the picture above.
We installed a combination of our safety Weldmesh Crowd Barrier and Mid – Course race rail for the road entrance horse walk, which ensured both horse and pedestrian were kept safely apart with spectators still able to have an excellent view and feel involved.
The second installation needed to bring racegoers back 1 meter form existing mesh rail that was next to the horse walk as there was an opportunity for them to lean over the existing rail, for this we used our Twin Arena Rail as a cost effective simple solution again allowing the racegoers the thrill of being in with the horses but at a safe distance. On the gate entrances we used the TecRail easy slide slip rail again as an effective barrier that is easily opened when required.
On completion Sophie Candy commented that she was very pleased with the service and delighted with the completed job as it looked fantastic and ensured the safety of horses and racegoers.