Thurles abandoned as frost bites


Racing:Tomorrow's meeting at Thurles has been abandoned due to frost. Officials had initially planned to inspect on the morning of race day but an adverse forecast forced them to bring the check forward to this morning.

That look showed the track to be unraceable and the fixture has been cancelled.

Tomorrow's meeting at Hereford has also been called off because of a frozen track.

Clerk of the course Katie Stephens called time on the fixture following an inspection this morning.

She said: "There's been no improvement and although the temperature didn't drop as low as forecast last night, the track really does need a couple of days of milder weather in the daytime."