Tuesday 18 September 2018

Today's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned

There were big crowds in Fairyhouse yesterday
There were big crowds in Fairyhouse yesterday

This afternoon's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned because of a waterlogged track.

The first two days of the Irish Grand National fixture went ahead as planned, but heavy overnight rain forced an early end to the Easter festival at the County Meath circuit.

A statement issued by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board read: "Following a course inspection at Fairyhouse this morning, the course was found to be unfit for racing following 10 millimetres of rain overnight."

Only Lingfield's all-weather Flat meeting survives on Tuesday as the domestic jumps fixtures at Wincanton and Pontefract had already been abandoned.

Musselburgh's Flat fixture on Thursday has also been called off.

The Scottish venue sustained 22mm of rain within the last 24 hours and further heavy showers have also been forecast.

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