The wet weather over the last few days has taken its toll on Huntingdon Race Course’s Boxing Day meet.

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The course had planned to carry out a first inspection planned at 8am on Christmas Day but that was brought forward to midday today (Tuesday) but by 11.30am the decision had already been taken and the meet was cancelled.

Clerk of the course Sulekha Varma said: “The water is flowing in quite quickly now, it has started to come on to the track and the stables are already gone.

“Unfortunately we seem to be cursed, but I suppose the one bonus is that we got the Peterborough Chase meeting in this year. We looked set for a mild Christmas and not long ago we were thinking we’d escape any of this.

“It’s not the rain on the track that’s the problem, it’s the fact that it has fallen elsewhere and that is coming down to us.”

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