Newcastle off on Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon's National Hunt meeting at Newcastle has been abandoned due to snow with the threat of more to come.

The track is reported to be covered by two inches of snow with further snow possible today and a harsh frost expected tonight.

Clerk of the course James Armstrong tweeted: "Racing @Newcastleraces has been ABANDONED due to SNOW. 2" covering the track, still snowing, more to come. Temps this eve to drop to -5/-6c."