New start times and going update for Wednesday at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Festival Adjusts Race Times Due to Weather Conditions

In response to ongoing unfavorable weather conditions, the organizers of the Cheltenham Festival have made necessary adjustments to the race schedule for Wednesday, March 13th. The decision comes after persistent rainfall, totaling 11mm, has left parts of the Cross-Country course unraceable, resulting in the unfortunate abandonment of the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase.

Despite hopes for improved conditions, the forecast for the remainder of the week remains unsettled, with further showers expected on both Thursday and Friday. With insufficient time for the Cross-Country course to recover adequately by Friday, the decision has been made not to reschedule the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase for this year’s Festival.

As a consequence of the race abandonment, the revised race times for Wednesday, March 13th, are as follows:

– Race 1: 13:45
– Race 2: 14:30
– Race 3: 15:15
– Race 4: 16:00
– Race 5: NA
– Race 6: 16:50
– Race 7: 17:30

Despite the setback, racing enthusiasts can still anticipate an exhilarating day of competition, albeit with a slightly altered schedule. The Going on the Old & New course has been reported as Soft, with Heavy patches in places, ensuring a challenging yet exciting experience for both competitors and spectators alike.


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