Thursday’s North Yorkshire Grand National meeting at Catterick had to be abandoned due to snow.
Officials called a precautionary inspection for 7.30am due to the threat of snow overnight, and clerk of the course Fiona Needham arrived to a wintry scene on Thursday morning.
With snow continuing to fall, Needham had no option but to call off proceedings at around 6.30am.
She said: “The snow came in the small hours, I think. We had a covering when I got here just after 5.30am and I was thinking ‘if this turned to sleet, it might go’. Unfortunately, as I went to walk the course, the snow just got heavier and heavier.
“It became obvious the snow wasn’t going anywhere. It’s disappointing, but it is what it is.”