Racing: Sandown in jeopardy

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SANDOWN'S card tomorrow is the latest meeting to come under threat as the weather continues to disrupt the racing programme. Towcester's meeting this afternoon was called off yesterday when officials found the course waterlogged. Towcester is the 28th victim of the jumps season and the seventh this year, a tally which includes yesterday's cards at Market Rasen and Worcester. Sandown was hit by a quarter of an inch of rain early yesterday and another downpour later. The stewards will inspect the track at 10am today.

At Haydock, due to stage the Newton Chase tomorrow, Philip Arkwright, the clerk of the course, said yesterday: 'There was a frost last night and we're monitoring the situation but the course would have been raceable today.'