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Exeter, Downpatrick abandoned

20th December 2012, 02:00pm

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Exeter: Hit by 46mm of rain in past 24 hours

Exeter: Hit by 46mm of rain in past 24 hours

Today's meetings at Exeter and Downpatrick have been abandoned due to waterlogging.

An 8am inspection was called yesterday by Exeter clerk of the course Barry Johnson but incessant overnight heavy rain left him with an easy decision to call the meeting off early.

The course has been hit with 46mm of rain in 24 hours.

"It is still absolutely hammering down and we are due another 10mm before 11am," said Johnson.

"There's no point delaying it, we've got no chance of racing so we may as well call it off now.

"It's so frustrating, it was a good card, especially with the Peterborough Chase which may have only had five runners but it was an interesting race."

Meanwhile, this afternoon's meeting at Downpatrick has also been cancelled due to a partially waterlogged course.

An inspection by Turf Club officials took place at 8am and parts of the track were found to be unfit for racing.


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