THE race meeting scheduled for this Thursday (March 1) at Taunton Racecourse has been cancelled due to frozen ground.

A statement on the racecourse website said the decision was due to "repeated freezing overnight temperatures since Thursday night coupled with a forecast of temps falling to overnight lows of -6C and daytime highs struggling to max +1 or +2C tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday night.

"All tickets bought online will automatically be refunded to the card of purchase."

The next scheduled meet at Taunton Racecourse is on Monday, March 12.