Sunday, December 26, 2010

Total wipeout on Boxing day !!

wolverhampton snow racecourse

THERE will be no racing in Britain and Ireland on Sunday after Wolverhampton became the final victim of the cold snap.
Eleven meetings had been scheduled for Sunday, but the arctic conditions have put paid to that with Fontwell and Wolverhampton succumbing on the morning of racing.
Temperatures dropped to -11.5C at Wolverhampton on Saturday night, forcing clerk of the course Fergus Cameron and his team to revise their decision to inspect at 6.30am.
A second inspection at 8am resulted in a final outcome, although not the one race fans were looking for.
"We've abandoned," Cameron said just after the second inspection.
"The reason is there are still some snow or ice crystals on the track.
"The temperatures have started to rise, albeit it's only -10C now, and some forecasts have been revised downwards.
"There's insufficient evidence to support putting on racing, despite the huge efforts of our grounds staff."
Wolverhampton is due to race on Wednesday and Cameron added: "I don't anticipate any problems for that."

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