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Pontefract’s first race meeting of year is abandoned

Pontefract Racecourse under water.
Pontefract Racecourse under water.

Wet weather has put paid to Pontefract Racecourse’s planned first meeting of the 2018 season.

The meeting was due to have taken place tomorrow, but has now been abandoned following an inspection this morning.

The track has standing water in sections and with the forecast for more wet weather today the decision has been made to abandon the fixture.

In a statement put out on Twitter, the course said: “We are really sorry to announce that the wet weather has claimed another meeting and we have had to abandon tomorrow’s fixture due to the amount of rain overnight. All pre-purchased tickets will be refunded.”