Great Yarmouth racecourse abandons final two meetings of the year

Racegoers at Great Yarmouth Racecourse for the Greene King IPA Eastern Festival 2015. Picture: James

Racegoers at Great Yarmouth Racecourse for the Greene King IPA Eastern Festival 2015. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Great Yarmouth racecourse has been forced to abandon its final two meetings scheduled for 2015.

The course only reopened in August following remedial work carried out during the winter to level the track due to ridges which had formed over time.

The first meeting appeared to pass without incident, receiving generally positive feedback from riders, although it was reported a couple of horses did slip on the home bend, but problems were encountered at the three-day festival fixture last month.

Halfway through day two heavy rain hit the track and after a couple of jockeys were unseated after the line an inspection took place, with the decision taken to abandon for the day and the following afternoon.

It has now been decided the fixtures on October 20 and October 27 should also be abandoned.


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