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Fakenham races called off

PUBLISHED: 08:11 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:38 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

Fakenham race meeting today has been called off due to snow on the track.

The North Norfolk track passed a 3pm inspection yesterday but about one and a half inches of snow fell last night and it caused the postponement to be announced following a 7am check today.

Fakenham race meeting today has been called off due to snow on the track.

The North Norfolk track passed a 3pm inspection yesterday but about one and a half inches of snow fell last night and it caused the postponement to be announced following a 7am check today.

Clerk of the course David Hunter said the forecast temperatures would not be high enough to clear the snow from the track.

"It is a great shame considering it was the frost that was going to be the problem. It's just one of those things.”

There was due to be a seven race card and the meeting was also the Countryside Counts Day and the annual amateurs race.

Mr Hunter hopes the amateurs race can be rescheduled for Friday February 27 when Fakenham has been given an extra meeting as part of efforts to catch up with the number of race cards which have been abandoned nationwide due to bad weather.

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