Lingfield succumbs to frost

Thursday's jumps fixture at Lingfield has been abandoned due to a frozen track.

Runners and riders race along the home straight in front of a packed Lingfield Grandstand

Officials at the Surrey track knew their fate shortly before an intended 8am precautionary inspection as overnight temperatures dropped to minus 5.5C.

Lingfield's executive added in a statement that it "was not due to rise above freezing until 11am", with a maximum high of just 2.5C throughout the day.

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