Tomorrow's meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse has been cancelled due to the poor weather.

No racing will take place on Countryside Day, part of the course's November meeting.

There will be a further inspection on Friday afternoon at 3pm to determine whether racing will be possible on Saturday.

A statement posted on the Cheltenham Racecourse website said: "After 37mm rainfall in the past 18 hours, very sadly we have had to abandon racing on Friday as the course is flooded in areas as well as waterlogged in places.

"Further information will be issued accordingly. The weather outlook for the next few days is showers on Friday, with dry days currently forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

"All those with pre-purchased admission tickets and car parking for racing on Friday will be automatically refunded via the original payment method."

The day was to be a fundraiser to help send Team Equestrian GBR to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to support the work of the Countryside Alliance.

Fundraising will continue online via  silent auction, which is running at

Countryside Alliance chief executive Tim Bonner said: “There will be many disappointed punters who had planned to visit Cheltenham tomorrow and it is a great shame that we shall not be able to host this fantastic countryside day this year. However, we still intend to raise as much money as possible for the British team.

“The online auction has now been augmented with some lots that were to be sold on the day – including an at home with Zara Tindall and AP McCoy and dinner for eight hosted by Equestrian team GBR – so we ask everyone who had planned to bid at Cheltenham to do so on the site instead.”