A Somerset racecourse has called off an event after grass eating grubs damaged the turf.
Gentlemen's Day has been cancelled at Bath Racecourse because of the chafer grubs.
The British Racecourse Authority has called off all racing on Saturday as the damage caused by the grubs means it is dangerous for horses.
People with tickets will either receive a refund or can attend on Sunday when a shorter race day is being held.
In the last year the grounds team at Bath have undertaken a number of actions, as recommended by agronomists, to try and prevent the return of chafer grubs without chemical intervention. Further assessment will take place following this weekend’s fixture and an update will be provided in due course.
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Victoria Pendleton will ride Pacha Du Polder at the Cheltenham Festival next Friday.
The dual Olympic cycling champion will partner Pacha Du Polder in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase on Friday week.
We have always had the extremely ambitious target of riding competitively in the Foxhunter as our goal, so to be announcing that I have achieved this goal is a truly amazing feeling.
Pacha Du Polder's trainer Paul Nicholls and a team of experts made the decision to allow the 35-year-old the chance to fulfil her dream of appearing at next week's Festival.
Victoria Pendleton won her first race as an amateur jockey at Wincanton.
The former Olympic cyclist only took up the sport a year ago, but road 5-4 favourite Pacha Du Polder to victory with a winning margin of 29 lengths.
She says she was determined to give the horse the race he deserved.
It was fantastic. I really just wanted a good round. I wanted to get round on the horse and give him a ride he deserved because he’s Pacha Du Polder and he is a lovely horse.
I feel very honoured and lucky to be allowed to ride such a wonderful animal.
An announcement about her participation at Cheltenham is expected on Monday.
Former steeplechasing champion Kauto Star has had to be put down. He sustained a complex fracture to the left side of his pelvis as the result of a fall.
Kauto Star was trained by Paul Nicholls at his stables in Ditcheat in Somerset. He twice won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase no less than five times.
When he retired, he began a new career in dressage, with European medallist Laura Collett as his guide.
Devastated to announce Kauto Star sustained injury in the field, with his best interest at heart a decision was made to put him to sleep ?