heavy rain

Windsor July 12 Fixture Axed, Lingfield Added

The July 12 meeting at Windsor has been cancelled due to heavy rain by the Windsor Racecourse Executive and the BHA's Racecourse Inspectorate on Tuesday. In addition, Lingfield Park has been added to the fixture list for the same day. Sophie Candy, Clerk of the Course at Windsor Racecourse said, "Following racing on Monday evening on soft, heavy in places we have had another 21mm rain overnight at Windsor and the track is now unraceable. Having raced recently on a combination of soft to heavy ground, current conditions, and the...

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Ascot Goes Ahead After Last-Minute Inspection

The fourth day of racing at Royal Ascot has been given the go-ahead after persistent heavy rain forced a tense and lengthy eleventh-hour inspection. Jockeys Ryan Moore, Frankie Dettori and Oisin Murphy were among those consulted on the conditions underfoot, along with trainers Ralph Beckett, Richard Hannon and Aidan O'Brien, who walked the track with a delegation of officials including Clerk of the Course Chris Stickells. The running rail on the Round Course was realigned prior to racing and was moved roughly seven yards out around Swinley Bottom and around...

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Going Now Soft At Ascot After Heavy Rain

Prolonged heavy rain has significantly changed the going ahead of the fourth day of Royal Ascot, where the ground is now described as soft, having been good to firm on Thursday. Clerk of the Course Chris Stickells issued an update from the track shortly after 10am. He said, "We've had a wet night and we've had 19mm of rain since racing yesterday. The going is now soft and we have further spells of rain due this morning." The change in going means that Primo Bacio (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) is now...

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Santa Anita Cancels Friday Due to Rain

Due to the heavy rain in Southern California forecast for Mar. 13, Santa Anita issued a release Monday evening stating that Friday's card will be cancelled as a measure of precaution. The weekend's racing cards will be evaluated later this week and will be dependent on the forecast.

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