Meeting at Carlisle Racecourse cancelled due to heavy rain

An inspection of the track took place at 8am this morning. Credit: PA

Today's meeting at Carlisle Racecourse has been cancelled due to heavy rain overnight.

An inspection took place at 8am on Monday morning following heavy rain overnight from Sunday.

Part of the track has been left unsafe for horses and riders due to the rain.

In a statement on social media Carlisle Racecourse said: "Today’s Graduation Chase Raceday has been abandoned following 8mm of rainfall overnight with heavy rain due throughout the morning, resulting in parts of the course becoming unraceable.

"All ticket purchasers will be refunded automatically, and all hospitality guests will be contacted by the team today."

Want a quick and expert briefing on the biggest news stories? Listen to our latest podcasts to find out What You Need To know...