Cheltenham will place freeze covers to save vulnerable areas of horse racing tracks when temperatures drop below freezing.

Mercury dropped to -2C early Wednesday before the second day between Cheltenham FestivalHe stated that he prompted the course attendant to take measures to protect the take-offs and landings around the obstacles. Race Post.

“I’m very happy with how things are going, it was a nice dry day. Predictions still show we’re going to be below 0C tonight, probably down to -2C, so we’ll probably consider takeoffs and landings,” said course coordinator Jon Pullin.

“The forecast is that it will stay dry for most of Wednesday and this incoming rainbelt could catch the last race or two. It won’t be much in volume, probably 2-4mm. Thursday and Friday look rainy,” he said. Race Post.

Cheltenham Festival kicks off It will continue on Tuesday, March 14 and until Friday, March 17.

The horse racing competition was marred by the tragic death of the horses after falling out of the competition.

According to longstanding animal rights group Animal Aid, Every year the festival has been held since 2000, at least one horse has died.

The organization’s data shows a total of 73 horses have died after running at the event over the past 23 years.

This British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has released 17 recommendations designed to improve the safety and well-being of horses and riders at National Hunt races following a review of the festival in 2018.

Recommendations included increasing pre-race vet checks on runners and lowering the safety limit for two-mile chases from 24 to 20.