News from Towcester is not good for jumps fans.
News that Towcester is to stage just 7 racedays next season has surely set alarm bells ringing for jumps fans. It may not stage the highest quality racing but it’s stiff course layout adds to the variety offered to trainers around the country. Coming on the back of the demise of Folkestone and Hereford and Wetherby’s highly dubious flirtation with flat racing jump racing’s future suddenly looks less assured. The fascination with all weather racing meanwhile only adds to the feeling of disillusionment at the way racing is heading.