Racing at Yarmouth survives wet patch scare
Blue skies and sunshine but Yarmouth had a wet patch embarrassment
PICTURE: ARC Racing at Yarmouth survives wet patch scare By David Milnes 2:11PM 13 SEP 2016
ON ONE of the hottest September days in decades Yarmouth narrowly avoided an embarrassing cancellation after a wet area was discovered near the four furlong pole.
An inspection was held and it was decided racing could go ahead, but with the 5f last race (5.20pm) abandoned due to the start's proximity to the patch of softer ground.
Stipendiary steward Robert Sidebottom said: "We we arrived here this morning we were alerted by the clerk of the course that he was concerned about a patch of ground that was softer.
"The jockeys looked at it and then we decided to inspect, we all agreed the patch was slightly softer, but the jockeys felt they would be able to avoid it as its quite small."
Asked on ATR how the wet patch occurred on such a warm day, Sidebottom added: "We haven't investigated into how this arose."
More to follow . . .