Racing to keep Worcester jockeys cool

Major building services

Family-run local firm Major Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Services – part of the Heming Group – is racing to keep Worcester jockeys cool this summer.

The team at Major has completed a brand new air conditioning installation project in the jockey’s changing room for Worcester Racecourse, the home of summer jump racing. The racecourse, set in a stunning location in the heart of Worcester city centre by the River Severn, hosts 20 National Hunt jump racing fixtures from May – October every year.

The facilities team at Worcester Racecourse were looking for a quick and effective solution to keeping their champion jockeys cool in the soaring temperatures of the summer heatwave – and able to heat the facilities during the winter months. With a packed events calendar and a race-day fixture due that same week, there were strict project deadlines to meet. Major’s experienced air conditioning engineers completed the project quickly, efficiently and with no disruption to the race-schedule.

Jenny Cheshire, Executive Director at Worcester Racecourse said: “Major Refrigeration and Air Conditioning recently installed 4 air conditioning units into the ceiling of the jockey’s changing area of the Weighing room at Worcester Racecourse.  The service we received was very efficient, the work was completed on time and the effect of the units has been much appreciated by the jockeys and their valets especially during the recent hot weather.”

The team look forward to attending the Racecourse on August 29 when they’re sponsoring the Handicap Hurdle – the fourth race of the day, starting at 6.15pm.

The Heming Group of companies is a family owned business, based in the Cotswolds, which has been providing high quality agricultural and plant engineering services for over 50 years.

The Group comprises Heming Services, Heming Plant Hire, Heming Engineering, Ford Electrical and Major Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services – providing full and extensive services in construction, groundworks and civil engineering contracting, as well as agricultural engineering, vehicle maintenance and plant hire. Customer focused, the firm ensure long-term relationships by offering an extensive range of services and value for money.