BREAKING NEWS: Snow disrupts Doncaster Racecourse and Belles fixtures

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Several of Doncaster’s sporting fixtures have been postponed already because of heavy snowfall - with the Lincoln race event and the Belles’ game off.

Despite the adverse weather conditions overnight, Doncaster Rovers’ game with Scunthorpe United remains on for now - following huge efforts to clear Glanford Park of snow.

There will also be pitch inspection at 10am for the Bedford v Doncaster Knights game, it has been announced.

However, Racecourse chiefs took to social network sites this morning to tell fans that today’s Lincoln, which marks the start of the Flat racing season and was set to attract tens of thousands of racegoers, has been forced to cancel - despite the efforts of a clean-up operation in the early hours of this morning.

Mark Spincer, Doncaster Racecourse managing director, tweeted his 1,500 followers this morning to say: “Racing today is abandoned after 3 inch snow and still snowing. we will re run the card next Saturday tickets transferred.”

Hundreds of sandwiches for the event have also been donated to Doncaster’s homeless chairty M25.

Preparations are already underway to hold the Lincoln meet next Saturday, March 30.

Doncaster Belles’ Continental Cup tie with Chelsea at the Keepmoat Stadium was also called off this morning.