Leopardstown's meeting on Sunday has fallen to the weatherPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Leopardstown's MCR Hurdle fixture cancelled
LEOPARDSTOWN'S big meeting on Sunday, featuring the MCR Hurdle, has been abandoned owing to a combination of snow and frost.
The decision was made shortly before noon on Thursday and course manager Tom Burke said: "We had another very cold night and we have a covering of snow on the track. With the forecast anything but good for the next few days there was no sense in delaying a decision any longer.
"The forecast is that the current cold spell will last for at least another week, so while we are thinking about contingency plans at this stage, there would appear to be little chance of rescheduling until the weather improves."
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