Snow Forces Cancellation Of Saturday Card at Racecourse Newbury
The Racecourse Newbury have announced that racing has been abandoned today (Saturday 23 March) following heavy snowfall this morning.
The course passed an inspection at 7a.m., but following the onset of heavy snowfall during the morning, a further inspection concluded the track to be unfit for racing.
The DBS sale scheduled for 5.20 p.m. will go ahead as planned, with horses available for viewing throughout the day.
The Racecourse Newbury, The BHA and The Levy Board will enter into discussions on the possibility of the replacement of either of the EBF Mares' Finals races.
Managing Director, Racecourse & Events, Stephen Higgins commented:
“We are very disappointed that racing cannot go ahead today. Despite the poor weather during the night we were optimistic for racing this morning and the course was raceable at 7a.m.
“Conditions deteriorated after that owing to snowfall, and we were forced to call racing off.”
Customers who have booked tickets or hospitality for racing today will get a full refund. Payments by Credit or debit card will be refunded automatically while those who have paid by cash or cheque are asked to post their tickets to the racecourse with a covering letter, and their refund will be processed.
The Racecourse will aim to process refunds within 14 days.