Latest weather: Lingfield abandoned but Kelso survives | Race News

Friday’s meeting in Lingfield was canceled due to storm Eunice.

Lingfield’s all-weather track was due to hold a seven-race card, but with some riders struggling to get to the track due to high winds, participant safety took precedence.

A red weather warning was issued for parts of the South East with people urged to stay indoors and it was felt it would be unsafe to ask people to get to the track before the race in heavy conditions. unfavorable conditions come into play.

Acting race director Stephanie Wethered said: “We canceled because of the red weather warning. There are also strong gusts of wind and we took the call because of that.”

In the Scottish Borders at Kelso, however, the race has been given the green light.

The clerk there, Matthew Taylor, had also called an 8 a.m. inspection due to the unfavorable weather forecast, but although rain, sleet and high winds were still on the agenda, the meeting went ahead. survived with the weather mild and muggy in places.

Taylor tweeted: “PAST INSPECTION @KelsoRacecourse

The terrain is SOFT, HEAVY (5.5) after 4mm of rain this morning. A cold, cloudy day with outbreaks of rain. Windy this afternoon. Will continue to monitor the weather situation throughout the day.”

The Fakenham meeting on Friday was scrapped on Thursday while Dundalk’s card was rescheduled for Monday.

Saturday’s meeting at Haydock, featuring the William Hill Grand National Trial, is due to survive a preemptive inspection at 8am. The road is heavy with more rain announced.

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