CLONMEL'S Thursday fixture has become the third Irish racemeeting in three days to be lost to unsettled weather.
At 8.30am on Wednesday the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board announced: "Following a further 7mm of rain since midday yesterday, parts of the track at Clonmel are now unfit for racing and with the threat of further heavy rain forecast, the fixture scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled."
The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4th.
This cancellation follows the loss of Tuesday's rescheduled fixture at Punchestown and Wednesday's meeting at Fairyhouse. The Punchestown card has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, February 18th, and the Fairyhouse meeting moved to Monday, February 24th.
The next scheduled Irish racemeeting is the all-weather flat card at Dundalk on Friday evening. Gowran Park is due to stage its Red Mills raceday on Saturday and Navan will host the Boyne Hurdle fixture on Sunday.
All-weather cards at Southwell and Kempton are the only surviving meetings in Britain on Wednesday. Jump fixtures at Hereford and Wetherby were called off.
It was a similar story on Tuesday when only Chelmsford and Newcastle went ahead, following the loss of jumps action at Ayr and Lingfield. There was racing in Britain on Monday at Plumpton and Wolverhampton.
Thursday's National Hunt meetings at Kelso and Fontwell have already been cancelled. Leicester's meeting is still standing.
The big meetings in England next Saturday are at Ascot and Haydock.