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Verasamy warns of frost and fog threat to festival | Horse Racing News |

Cheltenham bosses are braced for rain in the coming week  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Lee Mottershead 8:40AM 3 MAR 2017  ITV Racing weather forecaster Lucy Verasamy expects Cheltenham to receive further rain over the coming days and has warned of the possibility the festival could coincide with frost and fog. On Wednesday clerk of the course Simon Claisse reported the Old ...

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Third inspection called at Sedgefield as frost bites

Temperatures are reported to be rising at Sedgefield   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Mark Scully 10:03AM 6 FEB 2017  WOLVERHAMPTON’S all-weather offering could be the only meeting taking place in Britain on Monday, with officials at Sedgefield calling a fourth inspection for 12pm. RELATED LINKS With temperatures dipping to -3c on Monday morning, some areas were found to be frozen ...

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Douvan set to star if Punchestown survives frost threat

Douvan: pictured in full flight under Ruby Walsh   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Jennings 6:15PM 4 FEB 2017  Preview: Punchestown, Sunday BoyleSports Tied Cottage Chase (Grade 2) 2m, 5yo+ SOMETIMES you have to sit back and appreciate class – and Douvan is pure class. Douvan’s opponents on Sunday are unlikely to stop him making it 13 wins in ...

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Frost covers down for Cheltenham Saturday card

Frost covers were laid down at Cheltenham on Wednesday   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lee Mottershead 12:27PM 25 JAN 2017  CHELTENHAM clerk of the course Simon Claisse does not believe any sort of inspection will need to be passed before racing on Saturday after covers were on Wednesday laid down in order to ensure the bumper Festival Trials card ...

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Frost forces Fakenham to cancel Thursday fixture

Fakenham have lost a second meeting in a month due to frost   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Keith Melrose 2:08PM 25 JAN 2017  THERE will be no racing at Fakenham on Thursday after a series of frosty nights forced officials to cancel following an inspection on Wednesday afternoon. Clerk of the course David Hunter said: “The frost is still in ...

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Frost covers deployed for Cheltenham Festival Trials card

Frost covers were laid down at Cheltenham on Wednesday   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lee Mottershead 12:27PM 25 JAN 2017  CHELTENHAM clerk of the course Simon Claisse does not believe any sort of inspection will need to be passed before racing on Saturday after covers were on Wednesday laid down in order to ensure the bumper Festival Trials card ...

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Inspection called at Leicester due to forecast frost

Leicester: Tuesday card must pass an inspection   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 9:32AM 23 JAN 2017  LEICESTER’S meeting on Tuesday is subject to an inspection at 8am on the morning of racing due to forecast frost, but clerk of the course Jimmy Stevenson is hopeful the fixture will take place. The course was frost-free on Monday, but ...

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Forecast snow and frost puts Friday cards in danger

The potential of snow has put Sedgefield’s card in danger   PICTURE: Northern Racing    By Peter Scargill 9:13AM 12 JAN 2017  HUNTINGDON and Sedgefield will inspect on Friday morning for racing later the same day with snow and freezing temperatures threatening both tracks. While both tracks were raceable on Thursday morning, the miserable weather forecast has forced both tracks to ...

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Ludlow's Friday card cancelled due to frost

Ludlow’s card on Friday has become another victim of the cold weather   PICTURE: Steve Davies    By Keith melrose  7:21AM 6 JAN 2017  FRIDAY’S meeting at Ludlow has been cancelled after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. An inspection had been planned for 8am, ...

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