About Us

Established in 2010, RACES (Research and Consultancy in Equine Surfaces) is a research group and consultancy for biomechanical and mechanical testing of sports surfaces. We work with people in surface development, manufacture, maintenance, and testing to define new standards of technology, performance, and safety.

Meet the team

We are a group of industry-leading scientists, researchers, and academics. We speak at conferences all over the world, and our research has been featured in journals such as Equine Veterinary Journal and Veterinary Journal.


We have a reputation for excellence. Alongside our publication record, we have won recognition in the following:

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2012 Podium Award podium.ac.uk

Our Offices

We are currently located on three university campuses in the UK.

Myerscough College

Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY Directions

Nottingham Trent University

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF Directions

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE Directions