THE Redcar Races meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, October 18) has been abandoned due to the track being waterlogged.

A statement from the course says: "We are sorry to announce that following this morning's inspection our race meeting tomorrow, Friday 18th October, has been abandoned due to the track being waterlogged and unstable in places.

"Since our last race meeting on 5th October we have had 45mm of rainfall.

It is most frustrating because the weather this morning is dry with bright sunshine but there is no breeze and there is a heavy dew and, even without further rainfall, it will take another two days to dry out sufficiently to provide safe racing ground.

"All pre-paid tickets will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another 2019 fixture."

The meeting had been due to stage eight races.