Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Ascot succumbs to snowHeadlines
Sprinter Sacre

Ascot's big card on Saturday has been abandoned due to snow.

Course officials were due to inspect the track at 4.30pm, but were forced into making an early call in light of the worsening conditions.

The meeting was due to see the return of Sprinter Sacre in the Victor Chandler Chase.

Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said: "We went out to take a look just after 11.30am and the snow was still coming down very heavily. There are two inches of snow on parts of the track and we can't cope with that.

"We had an attempt to get one of the covers off, but there is so much snow on them already and there is more to come.

"If we didn't have covers down we wouldn't be raceable anyway. The ground under the covers is very nice, but that's the way it goes, unfortunately. It's frustrating."

Stickels believes the British Horseracing Authority are looking into the possibility of rescheduling the feature event to Cheltenham's meeting at the end of the month.

He went on: "I think the BHA have got tentative plans to reschedule it to Cheltenham. We're speaking to Victor Chandler and Cheltenham to try and get something together."

5 August 2015

Rizeena set for Maria rematch
No stable jockey at Seven Barrows
Buick set for Criterion mount
Sligo monitoring rain threat
Walsh confirmed for Aussie ride
Only Mine off the mark in style
Time called on Al Kazeem career
Battle conquers for Hannon
Cox Plate high on Arod agenda
Dickinson reveals Ascot dream
Injured Gannon out of Shergar Cup
Deauville return on Odeliz agenda
Mattmu team lean towards Curragh
Buratino leads Phoenix field

4 August 2015

Walsh 'considering' Aussie ace link
Round Two season in limbo
Hungerford aim for Limato
Matron option for Maria
Dods on Angel weather watch
Morny target for Shalaa
Dickinson makes training return
Scott to strike out on his own
Pearl shines at Nottingham
Bright new Dawn at Naas
Undrafted set to swerve Haydock
'Awesome' Acapulco primed for York
Tropics set for Breeders' Cup trip
Winters ponders next Rebel move
Sails set for Newbury
Hot aiming to burn off rivals
No return date set for Spring

3 August 2015

Casey hoping for swift resumption
Ground key to Belardo targets
No hurry for Pharoah target
Phenomenal Pharoah does it again
Longford edges Galway thriller
Impact too strong at Chester
Fitz foiled on comeback
Baraweez in Galway repeat
McCullagh 'on the mend'
Amazing summer continues for Maria
Intilaaq camp on weather watch
Basem to step up in grade
Mini-break good for Horn - Gosden
Hobbs considered for Newbury trial

2 August 2015

Dream week continues for Martin
Panama has American dream
Cyclone could stick to hurdling
Now Or Never excites O'Callaghan
Ervedya tackles Rothschild test
Mullins dominates Galway feature
Harty looking forward to a good Day
'Overwhelmed' Hughes bows out
Legatissimo stamps class on Nassau
Magical Dettori top gun at Goodwood
Dart hits Goodwood bullseye
Fantastic Frankie takes right Steps
Latharnach could drop back in trip
McNamara eager for training career

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015