Taunton call off Saturday card

  • Last Updated: January 18 2013, 8:49 GMT

Saturday's meeting at Taunton has been abandoned due to snow.

Taunton has seen three inches of snow already
Taunton has seen three inches of snow already

Clerk of course Michael Trickey reports conditions to be bleak in Somerset, with a band of heavy snow having moved in.

He said: "We have had about three inches of snow and it is still snowing now.

"I couldn't actually get to the track as I live 40 miles away, but we've had to abandon.

"It would be foolhardy to continue as temperatures are unlikely to get above 1C today, so we would be snowbound and if it did thaw, we would then be waterlogged as the ground is heavy and can't take any more."

The Taunton meeting was due to have been the most valuable ever staged at the track, with total prize money exceeding £70,000.

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