Race and gig cancelled

Suggs, right, from Madness
Suggs, right, from Madness

FOLLOWING over 27mm of rain since 8am this morning (Friday) Haydock Park have admitted defeat in staging this evening’s race meeting and concert by Madness.

Due to health and safety concerns with additional rain forecast throughout the afternoon, the racecourse is left with no alternative other than to abandon the fixture.

Dickon White, Managing Director added: “It is incredibly disappointing for everyone concerned and I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to visitors intending to attend this evening.”

All ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund.

Further official announcements will be made via Social Media Channels and online via haydock-park.co.uk with regards racing on Saturday, July 7.