Fontwell's false start to 2016

The first planned jump-racing meeting of the year at Fontwell Park is off.

Racing is off at Fontwell this weekend
Racing is off at Fontwell this weekend

Officials abandoned Sunday’s seven-race card after an early-morning course inspection on Saturday morning.

It is a big disappointment for track staff, who hoped for a better start to the year than 12 months ago, when a very wet January cost them their first two fixtures.

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This time they will try again on Sunday, January 31.

The area had 22mm of rain yesterday and up to half as much again is forecast for tonight.

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