A SCOTTISH horse race has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track.

The Easter Saturday Day Race held at Musselburgh was cancelled on Saturday morning after it was ruled as unsafe for both jockeys and horses.

The track in East Lothian saw 15mm of rain on Friday and an additional 3.25 on Saturday before the call was made by officials.

Racecourse director Bill Farnsworth said: "It has been an incredibly wet winter and the ground is very wet. Normally Musselburgh could handle this kind of weather but the water table must be so high, that's not happened."

The eight-race event was to be headlined by the Queen's Cup and the Scottish Sprint Cup with the course's first flat event of the year - however, the course will now host for jumping at as its next fixture, Go North weekend on Friday.

Farnsworth said: "The ground is saturated in places and our priority must be the safety of the jockeys and the horses. It is very disappointing, we had a brilliant day lined up for our race goers and we are sorry to have to abandon racing."

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