Racing: Freeze nips Kelso card

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The Independent Online
TODAY'S CARD at Kelso is the fifth meeting this season to be lost to the weather. The course is frozen. With temperatures due to rise hopes are high of a quick resumption to racing on turf at Folkestone tomorrow.

Ludlow, where racing is scheduled for Wednesday, is covered in two inches of snow, but there is no frost in the ground. The other turf meeting that day is at Newcastle where the course is frozen.

After Wednesday, racing in Britain shuts down for Christmas until next Monday when 10 meetings are scheduled.

At Kempton, where the feature race is the King George VI Chase, the going is reported as good by the clerk of the course, Andrew Cooper. "There was 4mm of rain on Friday and a light dusting of snow on Saturday. That snow is still lying on the course, but much milder weather is forecast from Wednesday with rain likely to follow at the end of the week."

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