POOR situations at Chepstow Racecourse has brought about the 2017 Welsh Grand Nationwide to be postponed till January.
Organisers have referred to as off the occasion scheduled to happen at this time attributable to a waterlogged observe after heavy rain and snowfall within the final 48 hours.
The race will now happen at a later date of January 6 after racecourse bosses tweeted they’re in discussions with the British Horseracing Auhtority.
Chepstow Racecourse stated: “Because of 60mm of rain and snow within the final 48 hours it’s with remorse that The Coral Welsh Grand Nationwide has been deserted.
“Discussions are underway with the BHA to reschedule the race for Sat sixth January. Additional particulars to comply with.”
They adopted this up by importing two pictures to their social media account, displaying the terrible situations on the observe.
Government director Phil Bell provided his apologies, he stated: “As you’ll be able to see after torrential rain within the final 48 hours – we have had 60mm since Christmas Day – we have had a dusting of snow in a single day as nicely, we have had no alternative however to desert at this time’s Coral Welsh Grand Nationwide.
“The most important race day of the yr right here at Chepstow, however all shouldn’t be misplaced. We’re planning to reschedule the assembly for Saturday, January 6.
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“We’ll have extra particulars later this afternoon, that is excellent news, our sponsors and the BHA have mixed with ourselves to get the assembly rescheduled.
“However as you’ll be able to see, at this time, completely no probability. We’re underwater.”
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It comes as no surprise that the 2017 race has had to be postponed, with four races in the last seven years having to take place in January due to waterlogged tracks.
Last year’s showpiece race was won by ‘Native River’, trained by Colin Tizzard.