Weather continues to take its toll on horseracing

Storm Babet may have passed but the havoc it caused is still being felt across the country including in horseracing. Racing at Yarmouth will not go ahead today after the Norfolk course became the latest to fall victim to Storm. The course failed an early morning inspection due to false ground and standing water on the track.

Monday's fixtures at Pontefract and Southwell were cancelled due to waterlogging after meetings at Stratford and Market Rasen were called off on Saturday. The planned meeting at Worcester on Wednesday has been axed already due to flooding with four other upcoming fixtures at Southwell also already written off. Racing will take place at Exeter and Hereford today with the meeting at Wolverhampton, introduced by the BHA on Friday in response to the cancelled fixtures in recent days, also still on. Officials at the Curragh abandoned Wednesday’s meeting following a reported 21mm of rain Monday night, with the course currently unfit for racing and more rain forecast.