Day two of Limerick racing festival cancelled after heavy rainfall

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Day two of the Limerick racing festival has been cancelled following heavy rainfall last night and early this morning.

Horse Racing Ireland confirmed the news this morning following 18mm of rainfall and an inspection will take place ahead of day three’s action at 8am tomorrow morning.

Racing at Leopardstown, meanwhile, was given the go-ahead today despite last night’s wet weather.

In the UK, Chepstow’s Coral Welsh Grand National meeting was also abandoned today due to a waterlogged track.

Clerk of the course Libby O’Flaherty inspected at 7.45am but was left with no choice but to call the meeting off.

“We’ve had another 27mm overnight and this morning, up to 7am when I was walking the track,” said O’Flaherty.

“It’s so annoying as there’s just one area of false ground down the back straight and I was trying to find a way around it but there just isn’t one.”

Speaking later in the morning O’Flaherty confirmed that the meeting would now be run on January 9.

“We’ve rescheduled for January 9. It should be like-for-like but we are just waiting for official confirmation that the card will be exactly the same,” she said.


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