Fairyhouse have been forced to abandon Tuesdays meeting. A track inspection yesterday found that the course was waterlogged.
“We’re gone I’m afraid, it’s absolutely saturated. We thought we might have a chance, but it just hasn’t improved. We’ve had 173 millimetres of rain since June 1, which is more than the whole of January, February and March put together,” explained Peter Roe, general manager of Fairyhouse.
The course had been looked at earlier in the yesterday and found to be heavy but raceable. The threat of further rain to come prompted officials to call an inspection for 3.30pm and when they walked the track it was waterlogged.
The Meath course was due to host an seven race flat card, with the seven furlong Group Three Brownstown Stakes the centrepiece of the on track action. Ryan Sheridan was scheduled to play after racing as part of an Independence Day themed party night.