Fairyhouse Abandons Tuesday Meeting, Brownstown S. Transferred
Ireland's G3 Brownstown S., originally slated for July 4, was cancelled once again after Fairyhouse's rescheduled card succumbed to the weather yesterday. The seven-furlong distaffers' event, and six other contests, were abandoned when the track was declared unfit for racing due to waterlogging following 10 millimeters of overnight rain. It has been added to tonight's meet at Naas. Pontefract's seven-race card across the Irish Sea, which was due to stage the Listed Pipalong S., was also abandoned due to a waterlogged track. "The light rain we were supposed to get has just been non-stop heavy rain so the meeting is off," clerk of the course Richard Hammill told PA Sport. "We've now had 10 millimetres in an hour and there's water everywhere. We're absolutely gutted. It's just not what was forecast at all. Apparently, 15 miles north and 20 miles south it is beautiful sunshine. We walked the track at 9:30 a.m. with a trainer who said it was raceable and when we've walked it again an hour later, he can't believe the difference. We just can't believe it. It wasn't forecast at all."