Bangor: schooling raceday will now take place on FridayPICTURE: john Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Gonzalo blows Bangor schooling raceday away
BANGOR'S schooling raceday, due to take place on Tuesday, has been cancelled due to the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.
Gusts of up to 70mph have been recorded in Wales and a predicted ten per cent of flights from Heathrow will be cancelled on Tuesday as the tail-end of Gonzalo sweeps across Britain.
As many as 67 horses had been expected to take part across six sessions at Bangor but, faced with windy conditions, officials have decided to reschedule for Friday.
Clerk of the course Andrew Morris explained: "The winds this morning locally are stronger than we had anticipated and expected.
"The whole point of the day is for horses to gain experience for the benefit of owners, trainers and connections and there would be no benefit asking them to travel horses in the windy conditions we are experiencing this morning.
"The weather forecast tells us the strong winds are caused by the tail-end of the hurricane."
The rescheduled day will feature three hurdles and three bumper schooling races, each over two miles, with horses working in groups of ten or 12 in sessions 30 minutes apart and is open to the public.