Leicester and Hexham off

  • Last Updated: December 12 2012, 8:40 GMT

This afternoon's meetings at Leicester and Hexham have been abandoned due to a frozen track.

Hexham: No action today

Leicester's clerk of the course Jimmy Stevenson inspected the course at 8am but found conditions to be unraceable with little chance of the necessary improvement.

He said: "We thought we might have a chance but the temperature has dropped to minus 3C with a potential high of minus 1C at lunchtime.

"The track's frozen in places and just not fit for racing."

Officials had planned to inspect the Hexham course at 8am but made an earlier call after temperatures remained below freezing for a prolonged period.

Clerk of the course James Armstrong tweeted: "@HexhamRaces has been ABANDONED due to frost. Been below freezing since 4pm Tues. (14hrs getting in) Today's temp only up to 1c @ best."

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