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

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.

31 October 2014

Lady proves a champ
Dettori works Breeders' Cup magic
Day to remember for Ellison
Johnson remains under observation
Conti chasing second Charlie Hall
Terror scares Newmarket rivals
Filleule faces Champion test
Terror scares off Newmarket rivals
Sgt far from Reckless at Uttoxeter
Little King wears Down Royal crown
Nicholls goes on Charm offensive
Fishers angling for Wetherby prize
Lavelle star Bec in business
Weld out to break new ground
Osborne ready to 'roll the dice'
Dank bids to sign off on a high
Turf glory in sight for Telescope
Red Ed upbeat about Cadeaux
Aktabantay out of Breeders' Cup
Tearless secures Good Friday ticket
Overnight stay for Johnson
Crawford banks on Izzini progress
Toast could make Spencer think
Road charts route to Royal riches
Grece excels at Saint-Cloud
Hawk given Greatwood option
Hannon: Early speed key for Osaila

30 October 2014

Tearless takes Lingfield honours
Johnson taken to hospital
Royal summons for Apache
Bowe takes aim at WKD bullseye
Hootenanny 'smoking' for BC mission
Avenue roads lead to Newmarket
Shu to be kept busy
Scu sweet on Sensation Ascot raid
Murtagh succumbs to Cup charms
Dandino to stay in Australia
Glance denied Mackinnon defence
Bailey ace rules Supreme at Taunton
O'Brien hit by Magician blow
Diablo in big-race picture
Buckley raises Toast to Osborne
Pastille seeking four-timer
Conti all set for Charlie Hall
Barnes out to storm Saint-Cloud
Williams issues Buywise warning
Lynam reveals Slade stalls fears

29 October 2014

Lame Magician out of Breeders' Cup
Diablo in big-race picture
Mullins enters strong Hennessy team
Damaged hock behind Estid reverse
Eckhart team rocked by injury blow
Hunt Ball makes Power play
Morgiana a T bone of contention
Kirby ponders Buttons French raid
Glance camp turn to Williams
Wohler trusts 'professional' Moore
Red alert to Cup challenge
Head targets more Mile glory
Mile hope Toronado in 'great form'
Telescope camp banking on Moore
Twiston-Davies link excites Moore
Flying third to Bob on hurdling bow
Harden to test top staying waters
Godolphin take share in Belardo
Mullins has big guns at Down Royal
Annacotty set for Kempton return
Powell and Bradley cleared

28 October 2014

Fingal camp on weather watch
More injury woe for Popham
Dickin unveils Thomas gameplan
Power stalls in Flemington spin
Toast drawn nine in BC Classic
My Ambivalent passed fit by vets
Harry out to bring House down
Three and easy for ton-up Hanagan
Wood carves out Galway verdict
More Of That in Wetherby frame
Big guns confirmed for Charlie Hall
Byron pencilled in for Far East

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014