Snow and freezing forecasts have left racing's fixture list in disarrayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com
Bangor and Fontwell abandon Friday cards
FRIDAY'S fixtures at Bangor and Fontwell were abandoned on Wednesday morning due to snow and freezing forecasts.
Both courses recorded five inches of snowfall on Tuesday night and were left with no choice but to abandon their meetings.
Bangor clerk of the course, Ed Gretton, said: "Five inches of snow on frozen ground left us with no chance.
"We are due for more snow and freezing weather so the meeting is abandoned."
Edward Arkell at Fontwell had a similar story to tell, saying: "The track is covered, and even if, by some miracle, it melted it would just freeze and we don't have a prayer."
The only hope of jump racing taking place in Britain this weekend now rests with Ffos Las on Saturday, which is due to stage the rescheduled Tolworth Hurdle.
|Lingfield||AW - Standard; inspection 6.30am Thursday; forecast is for a snow-free night|
|Kempton||AW - Standard; inspection 8am Thursday; snow forecast for Wednesday night|
|Southwell||AW - Standard to slow; very confident of racing
|Lingfield||AW - Standard
|Southwell||AW - Standard to Slow
|Wolverhampton||AW - Standard; four inches of snow on the track; inspection 2.30pm Thursday
|Ffos Las||Soft, Good to Soft in places; two inches of snow on the track; needs “a bit of luck” togo ahead|
|Leopardstown||Snow-covered; currently unraceable; frosts and cold weather expected until the weekend at least|
|Monday||Ayr||Track frozen; sub-zero temperatures forecast all week; inspection 11am on Thursday; “very little prospect of a thaw”|
|Taunton||Track frozen; Soft (before freezing); sub-zero temperatures forecast all week; snow-covered with more to come|
|Tuesday||Leicester||Track frozen; hurdle - Soft, Heavy in places, chase – Good, Soft on Flat crossings (before freezing); snow-covered; freezing temperatures every night; more snow forecast on Friday and Sunday|
|Newcastle||Track frozen; Soft (before freezing); six inches of snow on the track; freezing temperatures until the weekend; snow forecast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday|