Kempton forced to abandon racing on Wednesday after burst water main leaves track high and dry

    KEMPTON Park have been forced to cancel Wednesday’s all-weather card.

    A burst water main nearby means the track has no access to water.

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    The news broke at 8.30am that the Sunbury area had been plunged into chaos after a ‘large pipe’ burst at a major waterworks site near Hampton Court.

    The surrounding areas have also felt the knock-on effects of the breach, with dozens of school closures across Surrey and west London.

    Kempton tweeted that a precautionary inspection would be held at 12.30pm to see if racing can go ahead.

    But Thames Water were unable to provide a guarantee that the water supply would be restored by the time of the scheduled opener at 5.50pm, so the track made the decision to abandon.

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