Newbury Racecourse has announced the abandonment of racing ahead of tomorrow’s fixture, Betfair Super Saturday.
With overnight snowfall and temperatures predicted to fall to –7C this evening, following an inspection of the racecourse this morning by the racecourse management the decision was made to abandon the fixture.
Following the announcement, Newbury Racecourse, The BHA, The Levy Board will enter into discussions on the possibility of the re-staging of some races.
Stephen Higgins, Managing Director, Racing and Events commented: “Following significant snowfall on Thursday night, and following an inspection of the course this morning and with temperatures predicted to plummet this evening the decision has been made to abandon tomorrow's fixture. This is an important fixture in the racing calendar and we will be entering into talks with the BHA, The Levy Board and Betfair on the possible re-staging of some of the races.”
Refund Policy to Racegoers
Racegoers who have purchased raceday tickets or hospitality are advised to post their tickets, with a covering letter including full details to the racecourse and a full refund will be processed. Newbury Racecourse requests the racegoers are patient with the refunding of their tickets and they will be aimed to be processed within 14 days.
Please visit newbury-racecourse.co.uk for full details on refund and abandonment policy.