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Joyriders delay racing at Doncaster

THE fifth race at Doncaster on Saturday night was delayed by joyriders. Two vans got on to the course and had to be chased off before racing could continue.

Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "The groundstaff spotted them just before the jockeys got mounted.

"There were two vans in the centre of the course and they started careering around.

"I told the jockeys to wait and the groundstaff and security staff went out to 'persuade' them to stop. I was concerned that they might take on the rails to get out.

"It has never happened here on a raceday before as far as I am aware."

 
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