Fontwell Park's Boxing Day prospects remain 50/50

There will be an inspection at 11am on Christmas Day to assess the prospects for the Boxing Day race meeting at Fontwell Park.

Friday, 24th December 2010, 1:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:51 pm

The course is raceable today (Dec 24) underneath the frost protection covers. Temperatures are due to drop to -1C overnight but general manager Phil Bell said: “This should not present us with any problems.

“Saturday night is forecast to be very cold (-4C). Temperatures are then forecast to rise to +5C on Sunday. The chances of racing remain 50/50.”

Fontwell are hoping for a crowd of 6,000-plus if the meeting survives, and losing it to the weather would be a big blow.

We will have the result of the Christmas Day inspection on this website as soon as we get it.