Racing at Epsom Downs on Thursday 13th September abandoned

Due to chafer grubs impacting areas of the racing surface, racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse will not go ahead on Thursday 13th September.

Andrew Cooper, Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs Racecourse, said:

“We’re very disappointed to lose the fixture. This is a problem that can arise overnight and was identified earlier today during a routine walk of the course ahead of racing on Thursday.

“We immediately contacted the BHA Senior Inspector of Courses, Richard Linley, who inspected the course late afternoon. We agreed it was necessary on safety grounds to abandon this week’s racing.

“We will immediately commence remedial works on the affected areas and in due course review the raceability of this season’s one remaining fixture on 30th September.”

All customers who purchased tickets will receive an automatic full refund to the card used for payment.

Hospitality guests will be contacted by telephone. Epsom Downs Members will be able to gain free entry to either the 14th or 19th September fixtures at Sandown Park on presentation of their membership badge or card in lieu of this fixture.

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