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Kelso: was unable to get Wednesday's fixture rescheduled for Sunday

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Kelso abandons meeting due to frozen track

KELSO has abandoned Wednesday meeting before a scheduled 1pm inspection due to a frozen track.

There was 25mm of rain overnight but much of it fell as sleet and pooled on the ice onthe course leaving acting clerk of the course Harriet Graham with an easy decision.

She said: "It's a real shame. We tried to get the fixture rescheduled for Sunday but there's no Levy Board funding so we can't do that.

"What's happened [with the weather] is that the rain has been very close to snow and it's just sat on top of the ice and we've got no chance.

"It's only up to 2C now and it's going to drop to -2C tonight as well."

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