Horse ‘monorail’ targets training revolution

Contractor faces once-in-a-lifetime challenge to deliver a futuristic scheme that could revolutionise UK racehorse training.

Scheme: Kingwood Stud Equine Training Track
Client: Kurt Systems UK
Architect: Sutton Griffin, part of Carter Jonas
Main contractor: Raymond Brown
Drive cabin/running gear supplier: Mack Rides
Horse cars supplier: Revolve Technologies
Contract value:£4.9m
Overall development value:£10m
Start date: October 2015
Completion date: Q1 2017

For those with an interest in horseracing, the area of west Berkshire around the pretty village of Lambourn is revered as one of the country’s main centres for thoroughbred training.

Labelled ‘The Valley of the Racehorse’, there are more than 1,500 stables in the area and almost everyone in the village is involved in racing in one way or another.

The Kingwood Stud, owned by Turkish businessman Mehmet Kurt, is situated just outside
Lambourn and is an enterprise typical to the area.

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