THE two cancelled fixtures this weekend at Navan and Thurles have been rescheduled for later this week by Horse Racing Ireland.
Sunday's Thurles card will be held on Wednesday (January 27th) and Saturday's Navan fixture has been slotted in for Friday (January 29th). These new meetings sit either side of Thursday's Thyestes fixture at Gowran Park.
Original entries stand for Thurles but fresh entries are required for the Navan meeting.
Racing at Thurles will start at 12.15pm on Wednesday and the bumper will be divided to form an eight-race card.
Racing at Thurles was cancelled on Sunday due to snow, as was the meeting planned for Hereford.
The fixture at Thurles was due to feature two Grade 2 races, the Coolmore N.H. Sires Kew Gardens Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase as well as the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase which was due to see the likes of Battleoverdoyen and Allaho clash.
Following a first inspection at 7.30am a second check was called for 9am with snow beginning to settle on the track. However, with no improvement in the conditions a decision was taken before the scheduled inspection to call the meeting off.
The decision was taken even earlier at Hereford with heavy snow leaving officials with no option.
Frost covers had been placed over the course but a thick covering of snow with no prospect of improvement meant it was an easy decision.
As a result, the sole meeting on Sunday now takes place on the all-weather at Lingfield while Market Rasen’s meeting on Monday must survive a noon inspection.
The meeting at Kelso on Tuesday is also in doubt as the track is currently frozen in places.
An inspection will be held at midday on Monday to assess the situation.