Doncaster abandoned

  • Last Updated: March 23 2013, 16:07 GMT

Saturday's meeting at Doncaster was abandoned due to snow.

The starting stalls at Doncaster lie covered in snow on Saturday morning
The starting stalls at Doncaster lie covered in snow on Saturday morning

The fixture was due to feature the first major event of the Flat season, the William Hill Lincoln, but clerk of the course Roderick Duncan called off the card following a 6am inspection.

He said: "We have had about two to three inches of snow overnight and it's still falling now.

"Daytime temperatures are forecast to stay at or below freezing and further snow is forecast today."

The meeting will now switch to next Saturday (March 30) after contingency plans to transfer the meeting were agreed on Thursday.

"My understanding is that all of the races will start from scratch, other than the Lincoln which goes back to initial entry stage, with race times pretty much as they were," he continued.

"All credit to our sponsors, the British Horseracing Authority and the Levy Board for being able to put the plan in place.

"The forecast going forward, towards the end of the week, is looking quite positive."


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