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Catterick require 'minor miracle'Headlines
Horses prepare to work in the snow at Malton in Yorkshire

Catterick's National Hunt meeting on Wednesday is already in serious doubt after an inspection was called for 9am on Monday.

The North Yorkshire circuit remains covered in snow after a further three inches fell on Friday night and with the turf underneath frozen, clerk of the course Fiona Needham admits the fixture has little chance of beating the weather.

Needham said: "We have three inches of snow on the track and the ground was frozen before that fell, so we need a minor miracle. Looking at the forecast the temperatures aren't due to rise at all for the next couple of days, so we're looking a bit forlorn."

Leicester's National Hunt meeting on Tuesday has been abandoned due to snow.

Clerk of the course Jimmy Stevenson initially called an inspection for 9am on Sunday, but after a further four inches of snow fell at the course on Friday night, that inspection was brought forward to 10.30am on Saturday and he made the inevitable decision to call off the fixture.

Stevenson said: "It was an easy decision. We have between four and five inches of snow on the track at present and there is no outlook of temperatures rising above freezing for the next four or five days.

"Underneath the snow the course is frozen in places, so there is no chance of racing on Tuesday, unfortunately. Our next meeting is a week on Wednesday (January 30), so fingers crossed the weather has picked up by then."

Sunday's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned following an inspection on Saturday afternoon. Officials were due to check the track at 2pm, but they took an early decision with parts of the course found to be unfit for racing due to waterlogging.

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