York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

19 Castlegate

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10 hectares of racecourse, 360,000 racegoers a year and 1500 thoroughbreds a year require many innovations including green solutions, labour saving devices and scientific advances, for the award winning York Racecourse.

Here are just some of the technologies used at the racecourse
• A borehole providing up to 6,300,000 gallons of sustainable water to irrigate the course, recycled from the aquifer under the car park

• A drainage system with an equivalent distance of pipework to reach from the racecourse to Leeds

• A glass recycling system, achieving 10 tons each race day

• A system of solar panels which heat the water for the Knavesmire stand

• A network of 150 televisions across the site receiving an HD feed

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