Ideford Arch off onDec 28

Due to ongoing cold weather the Ideford Arch point to point fixture due to take place on December 28 has been postponed.

The area has had snow and ice and there is no prospect of being able to race at the course.

WINCANTON’S fixture on Sunday, December 26 has been abandoned after an inspection on Thursday at 8am.

The track becomes the sixth fixture on Sunday to be abandoned following Market Rasen, Towcester, Limerick, Leopardstown and Down Royal.

Clerk of the course Barry Johnson said: “There’s five inches of snow on the track and the forecast is for it to stay very cold with temperatures down to -10C on Friday and Saturday.

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“There was no forecast saying it was going to warm up even slightly so we decided to abandon.”

“All advance tickets will be refunded automatically.”

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POINT TO POINT Anyone who may need to contact the Point-to-Point Authority office or register their RQC over the Christmas and New Year period are advised of the working hours and contact information for the office.

Office hours of the Point-to-Point Authority over the Christmas period will be as follows:

• Monday, 20th - Thursday, 23rd December inclusive, normal working hours (9am to 5pm)

• Friday, 24th December - 9am to noon

• Monday, 27th & Tuesday 28th December - CLOSED.

• Wednesday, 29th & Thursday 30th December - 10am to 4pm

• Friday, 31st December - 9am to 12 noon

• Monday, 3rd January - CLOSED

• Tuesday 4th January, normal working hours

A mobile number will be provided on the answer-phone of the main office number (01285 841920) for anyone needing to contact someone out of office hours.

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