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Punchestown card transferred

Punchestown's big meeting on Sunday, featuring the Grade One John Durkan Chase, has been postponed.

The course is currently under two feet of snow, but Horse Racing Ireland officials have moved quickly to reschedule the card for next Thursday.

Dundalk's all-weather meeting, which was due to take place on Friday evening, has now been moved to Sunday afternoon due to concerns about safety.

Navan's meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled due to a covering of snow and will now take place on December 19.

Sunday's fixture at Clonmel is also off after the track was found to be unraceable.

Officials made the decision to cancel the jumps card following a course inspection on Thursday. The situation is also compounded by an unfavourable weather forecast.

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