Tomorrow’s card at Plumpton Racecourse has been abandoned following a Sunday morning inspection because the course is waterlogged in places.
The statement issued said :”The course as not shown any improvement from yesterday and still has waterlogged areas. With a forecast for 10/12mm of rain today there would not be enough time or the right conditions for sufficient improvement.”
This is a big disappointment to Plumpton, which had managed to stage some excellent fixtures during recent wet weather. It is a double blow to racegoers, with today’s meeting at Fontwell Park already abandoned, like the last one there. Both tracks are hoping for some improvement in the weather to enable the planned programmes for February to go ahead.
Plumpton’s next scheduled fixture is is on Monday February 10, with the first race at 1.50pm, followed by an At The Races fixture on Monday February 24, first race at 2.05pm.
Fontwell Park has two race meetings in February and one other date for the diary which does not hinge on the weather.Racing is scheduled for Thursday February 13- a Love Fontwell Raceday, with seven races on the card, starting at 1.20pm and with gates opening at midday. The second meeting on February 23 is the prestigious National Spirit Hurdle Raceday, the most valuable fixture in Fontwell’s racing calendar, with a total of £50,000 prize money.
Racing starts at 2.10pm and gates open at 11.30am. For more details and ticketing information contact the racecourse on 01243 543335
Also, between the two meetings there is a chance to visit Fontwell Park free for afternoon tea and a tour of its excellent facilities at an Open Day on Wednesday February 19 from 2-5pm. There will be an opportunity to win a table for four in Fontwell’s Premier Restaurant.
A unique venue in West Sussex for meetings, conferences, banqueting, exhibition and fairs, the racecourse is ideally located on the A27 between Chichester and Arundel. For more information, contact Rebecca Waddington on 01243 543335.