The Woodchip

Prior to the building of the Polytrack this wood chip gallop had been the main all weather gallop for nearly twenty years. It is ten furlongs in length with a steep gradient between the 3 and 6 furlong markers. The length of the gallop gives the trainer plenty of opportunities to vary the speed and distance over which a horse is trained. An automatic sprinkler system means it is in perfect condition all year round.