The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that Ayr’s Flat fixtures on 29 & 30 April have been cancelled. This is due to areas of Ayr’s Flat track not being raceable.
The BHA will seek to re-allocate these fixtures to other racecourses in line with usual procedure and will provide an update on this in due course.
Explaining the situation, Clerk of the Course Graeme Anderson said:
“As part of a programme of ongoing investment we have been carrying out drainage work in the home straight for the long term good of the track following issues in recent years.
“We have a relatively short window to complete major works and unfortunately with unseasonably low temperatures in the past few weeks it has meant the course has not recovered at the rate we would like.
“Naturally we are hugely disappointed that areas of our Flat track will not be raceable for our fixtures at the end of April but human and equine welfare is paramount to and we will never seek to compromise safety in order to achieve a quick fix or outcome.”
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