Lake goes & track returns but still no racing

After an early inspection this morning by staff & officials at Roundhay Park, Leeds the decision has been taken to once again cancel the West Riding Track League as the track surface & underlying ground has still not recovered from the recent flooding of the arena.

Despite the water having finally drained away, the length of time the surface was under water has soaked the ground a considerable distance down. Such a prolonged time submerged is due in part to the original drainage no longer being able to drain the arena in a day, with racing known to follow a downpour within hours only a few years ago, clearly the state of the track structure is now a major cause for concern for the long term viability of the track first raced on in 1894! More details of the arena`s history here.

Having now raced 4, lost 5 & only having 3 meetings left in the season before the nights draw in to prevent racing, officials are desperate for a rain free, warm week that will dry the track enough to allow racing for the rest of the summer.

The next full inspection is scheduled for early Monday the 23rd July, with officials monitering the situation in between.

News of next weeks racing will be posted on the Leagues website powered by as soon as possible.

For more details contact Matthew Payne on 07789883167 or email