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C&A Pumps and Engineering, in Hartlepool, helps Sedgefield Racecourse
A NORTH-EAST engineering company ensured the going was good for racecourse punters after a mechanical fault left a meeting in doubt.
The company, which employs about 10 workers and carries out pump installations, repaired the problem and re-installed water supplies, ensuring the ground was suitable for horses to jump its fences.
Jill Williamson, Sedgefield Racecourse manager, said because the meeting fell in the summer jumping season, the venue needed good ground to meet strict regulations.
She said: “At this time of the year, you get owners giving the faster ground horses a run out before the weather changes and the ground becomes heavy.
“There was a bit of concern when we realised the pump had failed, especially as it was just a few days before the meeting.
“But C&A quickly identified and repaired the problem, meaning there was no disruption and the race meeting could go ahead.”
C&A Pumps, based in Hartlepool's Queens Meadow Business Park, has provided electrical and mechanical services at the racecourse for a number of years, supplying irrigation pumps and wiring and lighting for stables.
Alan Roberts, C&A managing director, said: “The impact of an irrigation system failing can be horrendous, and the racecourse realised it needed to get it repaired immediately or the meeting would be at risk.
“Our team was ahead of schedule in completing the work and it turned out to be a fantastic race meeting.”
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