Lingfield Park Resort is delighted to have been named as a finalist for the 10th annual John Deere Professional Horse Racing Grounds Team Awards by The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG).

The awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff, volunteers and professionals across all levels of sport.

Led by Clerk of the Course George Hill, the Lingfield Park Resort Grounds Team have been recognised for their tireless effort and commitment to maintaining the 450-acre Lingfield estate by making the top two courses in this prestigious awards category.

IOG Chief Executive, Geoff Webb said, “Once again we have enjoyed a bumper number of nominations for the awards, matching last year’s record-breaking entry. The quality has really been exceptional – with the judges commenting that some of the applications have been the best they’ve see in the awards’ history – and a host of new nominees have come to the fore, too.”

He continues: “We should applaud everyone who has reached the shortlist – and those who have been highly commended – in an annual event that attracts national and regional TV, radio, social media and press coverage, and acknowledges the efforts of our armies of grounds people whoprepare playing surfaces at all levels of sport.”

The winner will be announced Oscar-style at the IOG Industry Awards dinner by host Mark Saggers from talkSPORT radio at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on Wednesday 31st October, and we wish the Lingfield Park Resort’s Grounds Team all the good fortune on the night.

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