Wincanton On

Thu 6th Dec 2012, 10:31

This afternoon's meeting at Wincanton has defeated the threat of frost and goes ahead as scheduled.

Clerk of the course Barry Johnson delivered the good news following a second course inspection at 10am.

Overnight temperatures fell to minus 5C, but the situation has improved throughout the morning.

The Cheltenham Festival - Will You Have a Flutter?

The Cheltenham Festival begins on the 14th March. The excitement is building: horses are being put through their final preparations on the gallops, jockeys are being booked for rides and anticipation is high for the four day Festival. Many thousands of racing fans will make the trip to the Cotswolds while others will watch from afar but, one thing is for sure, they will all have a bet on their fancies for the big races.

THE IRISH TIMES