THIS weekend's rainfall has meant extinction for the dinosaur-themed Jurassic Meeting at Taunton Racecourse, due to be held this coming Tuesday (February 18).

The Racecourse announced this morning that the meeting had been abandoned due to 95mm of rain on the track, with more forecast.

As well as the usual racing action, there had been due to be a 'T-Rex race' with members of Taunton Round Table, fundraising for charity.

The abandonment means that the next scheduled meeting at Taunton is the Royal Bath & West of England Raceday, on Thursday, February 27.