Folkestone: forced to call off Thursday's meeting after prolonged stormPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Folkestone forced to abandon after two races
THE Flat meeting at Folkestone on Thursday was abandoned after two races following a prolonged storm that included snow and sleet.
Jockeys came back after the second reporting the ground unsafe to race on with waterlogging and slippery conditions.
Roderick Duncan, acting clerk of the course, reported: "We have had 21mm of rain since racing started and the course is waterlogging."
Stewards' secretary Marcus Weedon added: "Racing has been abandoned because there is standing water on the course and in the dips with no immediate prospect of the weather improving."