Robotic Mowing and Racecourses 

Robotic Mowing on Equine Racecourses: Revolutionising Turf Management

Equine racecourses are iconic venues where precision, safety, and aesthetics converge. Maintaining these tracks involves meticulous care to ensure optimal performance and safety for horses and jockeys. Traditionally, this labor-intensive task has relied on human-operated machinery, but recent advancements in technology have introduced a new player to the field: robotic mowers. These autonomous machines are transforming turf management on equine racecourses, offering a host of benefits that are reshaping the industry.

The Importance of Turf Quality on Racecourses

Turf quality on equine racecourses is critical for several reasons:

  1. Safety: The consistency and quality of the turf can significantly impact the safety of horses and riders. Uneven surfaces can lead to accidents and injuries.
  2. Performance: Well-maintained turf allows for optimal performance, ensuring that races are fair and competitive.
  3. Aesthetics: The visual appeal of a racecourse is paramount for events, as it enhances the spectator experience and the overall prestige of the venue.

Maintaining this high standard of turf involves regular mowing, irrigation, fertilisation, and pest control. Traditionally, these tasks require significant manpower and resources, but robotic mowers are changing the landscape.

The Advent of the Belrobotics Robotic Mowers 

Robotic mowers, equipped with advanced sensors and GPS technology are capable of autonomously navigating complex environments to maintain the grass at an ideal height. Here are some of the primary advantages they bring to equine racecourses:

  1. Consistency and Precision: Robotic mowers can be programmed to mow at specific heights and patterns, ensuring a uniform cut across the entire racecourse. This level of precision is difficult to achieve with human-operated machinery.
  2. Efficiency: These robots can operate continuously, regardless of time of day or weather conditions. This continuous operation ensures that the turf is always in peak condition, ready for training or racing.
  3. Labor Savings: By automating the mowing process, racecourse managers can reallocate labor to other critical maintenance tasks, optimising workforce efficiency.
  4. Environmental Benefits: Robotic mowers are typically electric, reducing the carbon footprint compared to traditional gas-powered equipment. Additionally, their consistent mowing reduces the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides, promoting a healthier ecosystem.
  5. AMS Robotics service team: AMS has their own service team who manage parts and maintenance at the click of a button.
  6. Technology: The technology on the robots is constantly developing and AMS work with the client to maintain and upgrade the robots as and when needed to ensure the site is running to the best of its ability. 

Industry Adoption

Several high-profile racecourses have begun integrating robotic mowers into their maintenance routines, showcasing the practical benefits and effectiveness of this technology.


Belrobotics mowers are revolutionising the way equine racecourses are maintained, offering unparalleled precision, efficiency, and environmental benefits. As more racecourses adopt this technology, the industry will continue to evolve, setting new standards for turf quality and safety. The future of racecourse maintenance lies in the hands of these autonomous machines, heralding a new era of innovation and excellence in equine sports.