Lifeline for Hereford Racecourse as 'substitute track'.

HEREFORD Racecourse could stage racing next year - but only as a substitute track.

ARC, the company which owns Hereford Racecourse, has applied to renew the track’s licence to stage racing in 2013.

However, the application is to allow the track to stage meetings cancelled due to the weather at other racecourses in the group.

British Horseracing Authority media manager Robin Mounsey said ARC’s application was unique.

ARC announced earlier this year they were closing Hereford Racecourse after the final meeting in December.

Former clerk of the course John Williams described ARC’s application ‘as a sensible move’.

He is still spearheading a consortium to take over Hereford Racecourse.

“Everything is still in place and we are ready to go at the drop of a hat,” said Williams.

“I have my team phoning me all the time, but there’s nothing new to tell them. I have not heard a word from Herefordshire Council for a month.”

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12:38pm Sat 17 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Waiting for Hereford Council you say!
Waiting for a month you say!
And you'll wait another month my friend, because when any idea goes inside that God forsaken place, and the thousands holed up in there get there hands on anything that generates any jobs, wealth or social happiness, they'll send it here, there, everywhere and back again before they even start to contemplate on phoning you up.
Some fool digging for Studmarsh in the wrong place will strike gold before you get the answer you and your colleagues are waiting for.
That said, lets stay optimistic!
Waiting for Hereford Council you say! Waiting for a month you say! And you'll wait another month my friend, because when any idea goes inside that God forsaken place, and the thousands holed up in there get there hands on anything that generates any jobs, wealth or social happiness, they'll send it here, there, everywhere and back again before they even start to contemplate on phoning you up. Some fool digging for Studmarsh in the wrong place will strike gold before you get the answer you and your colleagues are waiting for. That said, lets stay optimistic! bobby47

12:45pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Grid Knocker says...

I was at that racecourse meeting when Council Leader John Jarvis made his 'over my dead body' promise (that housing would never go on the racecourse land).

He also promised that the council's website would be up-dated every 24hrs with news about the racecourse. Doesn't even feature.
I was at that racecourse meeting when Council Leader John Jarvis made his 'over my dead body' promise (that housing would never go on the racecourse land). He also promised that the council's website would be up-dated every 24hrs with news about the racecourse. Doesn't even feature. Grid Knocker

1:48pm Sat 17 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Grid Knocker, This is clearly a man who is worthy of our admiration.
Lets hope his,'over my dead body' pledge comes to something. Im hopeful.
Grid Knocker, This is clearly a man who is worthy of our admiration. Lets hope his,'over my dead body' pledge comes to something. Im hopeful. bobby47

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