BHA confirms transfer of Worcester’s fixture on Friday 24 May to Hereford

07 May 2024 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

The BHA can confirm that Worcester’s fixture on Friday 24 May will be transferred to Hereford.

This is due to the ongoing impact of extensive flooding at Worcester over the winter, which requires additional time to complete remedial works and ensure the track is in a suitable condition to race.

Arena Racing Company’s Managing Director, Mark Spincer said: “Last winter was particularly difficult for a number of racecourses across the country, but Worcester Racecourse has suffered particularly badly. Areas of the track were under water for two months, with visible water only fully receding in early April.

“The grounds team at Worcester have been doing fantastic work in repairing the damage to the track and removing the silt left by the floodwater, but have been impeded by the slow drying and poor growth conditions.

“We are grateful to our colleagues at the BHA and across the industry for their understanding in transferring these fixtures to Hereford, which will allow Worcester sufficient time for further track repairs and growth. The weather has equally hampered the development of the new Weighing Room facility at Worcester, but we look forward to this being in operation from Ladies Day on 1 June.”

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