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Racing will go ahead at Cheltenham tomorrow, Saturday, 16 November and on Sunday, 17 November

Press Release 15th November 2019 Cheltenham

Following an inspection this afternoon, racing will go ahead on Saturday, 16 November and Sunday, 17 November. The Going is currently SOFT, HEAVY IN PLACES.

Both the third last hurdle and third last fence will be omitted to ensure that the horses run on the best possible surface in that area of the course.

The Cross Country course has also been given the all clear for Sunday, ahead of the rescheduled Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, with the Aintree Fence (Fence 4,27) omitted.

Gates open on Saturday at 10.00am with the first race at 12.05pm. There will be eight races including the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race, which was originally scheduled for Friday.

Gates open on Sunday at 11.00am with the first race at 12.45pm. There will be seven races, and two pony races, including the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, which was also originally scheduled for Friday.

Please do be aware that many areas of the car parks are still very wet; Cheltenham Racecourse recommends using public transport or car sharing, if possible

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