Horse racing Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March – lacking horses!

Just 19 runners were declared for six races at Lingfield on Wednesday as the row over prize-money rumbles on.

That has now shrunk to 17 after two further non-runners were announced. Three of the six races on the card Wednesday are straight matches between two horses with another two heats having just thee runners.

Only 27 runners have been declared for the Jumps meeting at Fontwell also on Wednesday, it's another Arena Racing Company owned venue. 

It’s not much better news as the week progresses either as just 20 runners have been declared for the All-Weather meeting on Thursday at Southwell, another ARC track, where they will have one match race and three races of just three runners. 

It’s all a bit of a mess at the moment.