New track at Great Leighs delayed yet again
Thursday 20 March 2008
The countdown to the opening of Britain's first brand new racecourse since Taunton in 1927 will have to start again as the launch of Great Leighs has been postponed yet again.
This time it is weather that has delayed by two weeks the opening of what will one day be an all-weather course. Due to open on 4 April, that day will now be used for testing the track and the public will not be allowed in until 20 April.
Paul Struthers, spokesman for the British Horseracing Authority, said: "It is disappointing, but the site is not ready for trials to take place far enough in advance of its proposed starting date. A number of fixtures have been handed back to the BHA for re-auctioning and we are now working towards the the first meeting on 20 April."
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