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.


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

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2012 Podium Award

Our Offices

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

Myerscough College
Preston, Lancashire,
Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus,
Southwell, Nottinghamshire,
NG25 0QF
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, Lancashire,