Epsom racing goes ahead despite 'incident' in high winds

The roof at Epsom Down racecourse was damaged in January

The roof at Epsom Down racecourse was damaged in January

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UPDATE

Racing goes ahead despite saddling box drama at Epsom


Racing at the Investec Spring Meeting at Epsom will go ahead today despite an 'incident' due to high winds this morning.

The problem involved saddling boxes in the main parade ring at the racecourse as wind and rain continued to batter the area.

However, a statement from the course said the track was still raceable.

It read: "Following an incident with the saddling boxes in the main Parade Ring at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 7.45am this morning, racecourse officials continue to monitor the high wind situation.

"At this current time, the track is raceable and director of racing, Andrew Cooper, will continue to monitor the situation."

The incident comes after part of the roof of the Duchess' Stand was ripped off in high winds in January.

And the weather doesn't look set to improve across the Epsom area this afternoon.

Keep checking back to www.epsomguardian.co.uk for any update.

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