Where will horse racing go ahead in Britain & Ireland this week?

The big freeze has started to bit on the gee gees in Britain and Ireland over the next few days. Here's where we stand at the moment ...



The weather’s looking bleaker than Maurizio Sarri’s long-term job prospects at Stamford Bridge and the fixture list has been hit hard.

But Paddy’s got your back ahead of this weekend’s UK action & the Dublin Racing Festival and here are the prospects for the rest of the week.

What race meetings have been called off on Thursday?

The jumps fixtures at Fakenham and Wincanton have been called off on Thursday & there are also a few early inspections planned for the weekend.

The all weather tracks will race though at Southwell & Newcastle and if you really want to p*ss yourself off there’s action from Meydan in Dubai.


What are the prospects like for Friday?

Catterick has already been cancelled and Welsh track Chepstow joined it in the non runners stakes early on.

However, Wolverhampton, Lingfield, Newcastle & Dundalk should go ahead.

What about Saturday’s action on ITV & the Dublin Racing Festival?

This is where things start to get trickier than Raheem Sterling at full pace – but the polytracks at Lingfield, Chelmsford & Kempton should be fine.

One of ITV racing’s intended tracks, Musselburgh, has lost its Cheltenham trials weekend. Boo!

Their feature card at Sandown is forecasting a cold and frosty outlook with potential for snow.

And Wetherby report that temperatures dipped to -6c on Wednesday night so have called an inspection for Friday morning at 8am.

Leopardstown in Ireland are more optimistic with no inspection planned at the moment although temperatures remaining cold  with frost at night.

And Sunday?

At the moment it’s just Leopardstown in Ireland and the all-weather meeting at Southwell go ahead.

Musselburgh have lost their two-day meeting.

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