New Year Fairyhouse meeting abandoned


Fairyhouse failed to pass a course inspection this morning and the fixture scheduled for New Years Day has been abandoned.

"We've had 45.2mm of rain here since Christmas Eve which is nearly two inches. In total for December so far we've had over 80mm of rain while in the same period last year just 25mm fell here," Sheil said.

The track is scheduled to stage three meetings before the big three-day Irish Grand National meeting which gets underway on Sunday 20th April 2003. The Powers Gold Label-sponsored big race takes place 24 hours later on Easter Monday.