Ludlow Racecourse sets new date for cancelled brewery race day

A south Shropshire brewery's race day - cancelled for Wednesday because of hard ground - has been re-organised for the end of November.

Horse Racing at Ludlow Racecourse.
Horse Racing at Ludlow Racecourse.

At the weekend Ludlow Racecourse took the decision to call off its first event of the season after discovering that there had not been enough rain to make the ground soft enough.

A spokesman for the race course said: "We are VERY excited to announce that we have been able to arrange another Ludlow Brewery day on Wednesday November 30."

The racecourse thanked people for their support regarding the cancellation of Wednesday's meeting.

Its new first race of the season has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20.

A decision over cancelling Wednesday's meeting was made "on the grounds that the going was unsafe to race on due to the acute shortage of annual rainfall".

Friday's storm only produced 6mm of rain and the course's reservoir can't be refilled from the river due to water conservation restrictions.

Tickets brought for Wednesday can be kept and used on November 30. Packages and badges bought online and through the office will be refunded in full.

Gary Walters, the managing director of Ludlow Brewing Company, said:"It's very disappointing for everyone that racing has had to be abandoned, but the safety of horses and riders is paramount.

"We are thrilled that the fantastic team at Ludlow Racecourse have organised us a new date so quickly, and we are very much looking forward to Wednesday November 30, when racegoers will be getting into the Christmas spirit!

"Those who bought tickets for our original race day can use these for the new date, if they wish to. Refunds can also be obtained by contacting Ludlow Racecourse on 01584 856221."

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