Fakenham meeting on Tuesday postponed

Tuesday's meeting at Fakenham has been abandoned due to a frozen track.

Officials at the Norfolk circuit were forced to draw stumps after overnight ground temperatures dipped to minus 5C.

Another forecast sub-zero night means any lingering frost will not clear before the six-race jumps fixture.

Clerk of the course David Hunter said: 'I'm afraid we've had to call racing off.

'The ground is improving, but we're not there yet and we're still unraceable now.


You may also want to watch:


'We're forecast another cold night tonight, with temperatures falling to anything between minus 3C and minus 7C.

'It's nice and sunny at the moment, but the shaded areas of the track are still crusty and we're just not going to get there.

Most Read

'Too many things have gone against us and we've made an early decision so everyone knows where they stand.'

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus