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Racing Abandoned: Cheltenham Festival Trials Day 2021 | Press Release

Cheltenham Racecourse confirmed on Friday morning that this weekend’s Festival Trials Day has been abandoned following heavy rainfall



The grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Cheltenham Racecourse has confirmed that Saturday’s Festival Trials Day has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

After the loss of the New Year’s Day card earlier this month, this is the second of the courses’ January fixtures that will have been lost to the weather.

In an official statement, racecourse representatives said:

“Following an inspection with the BHA’s Senior Inspector of Courses, unfortunately tomorrow’s raceday has been abandoned as the course is waterlogged and unraceable.

“With rain and snow forecast, there is no prospect of an improvement ahead of racing.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.