Huntingdon were forced to call of Thursday’s card due to wind
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker
THURSDAY’S meeting at Huntingdon has been cancelled less than two hours before the first race was due to take place on account of high winds from Storm Doris.
Around 8mm of rain had fallen on the track in the previous 24 hours, leading to a whole host of non-runners on the card on Thursday morning, but as high winds started to cause problems at the course officials met and called the meeting off shortly before noon.
Clerk of the course Jack Pryor said: “Unfortunately we’ve had to abandon due to health and safety concerns to both the track and the public on site.
“We’re struggling to keep up all the wings and the rail and we’ve had a couple of branches come down, so it’s in everyone’s interest we abandon.”
More to follow. . .
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