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No racing in Britain nor Ireland this afternoon
Racing Post ^ | 21 FEB 2010 | Lewis Porteous

Posted on 02/21/2010 4:41:02 PM PST by ml/nj

BAD weather conditions in Britain and Ireland have hit the fixture list, leaving no racing on Sunday in either country.

The all-weather card at Southwell was the first to fall victim shortly after 9am, when clerk of the course Roderick Duncan decided to abandon the meeting on safety grounds.

Duncan explained: "The track's fine but all the other roads around are covered in four inches of snow and it's extremely dangerous."

Britain's other fixture at Sedgefield was the second casualty of the day. Officials were forced to cancel the card at 10am due to a frozen track.

(Excerpt) Read more at racingpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; horse; racing; warming
Pretty picture with the article:
Al Gore: Call your Turf Accountant.

ML/NJ

1 posted on 02/21/2010 4:41:02 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Glad you posted the picture, I was trying to figure out when Ireland was given the World Cup alpine races considering the Olympics were being held right now..........


2 posted on 02/21/2010 4:43:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: ml/nj

I wonder if this will affect the race for climate change research grants at East Anglia Downs. I hear they wear blinders there.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 5:32:13 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Mobties

East Anglia Downs..... A lot of the old nags are being sent to the glue factory


4 posted on 02/21/2010 5:36:04 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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