In advance of the construction of the new Injured Jockey's Rehabilitation Centre, an area of approximately 0.725 ha was archaeologically excavated.
The open-area excavation examined the southern, eastern and western boundaries of the enclosure, along with possible internal activity and a post medieval linear feature. A significant assemblage of Romano-British pottery was recovered, along with quantities of animal bone.
The animal bone was represented by a large amount of horse bones, including foals and adult horses, many of which were too young to have been broken.
The Injured Jockey's Rehabilitaion Centre continues the 2000 year association with horses.