Fontwell’s false start to 2016

Racing is off at Fontwell this weekend

Racing is off at Fontwell this weekend

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The first planned jump-racing meeting of the year at Fontwell Park is off.

Officials abandoned Sunday’s seven-race card after an early-morning course inspection on Saturday morning.

It is a big disappointment for track staff, who hoped for a better start to the year than 12 months ago, when a very wet January cost them their first two fixtures.

This time they will try again on Sunday, January 31.

The area had 22mm of rain yesterday and up to half as much again is forecast for tonight.

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