I was sorry to learn that there will be no 72nd Running of the Cheshire Point-to-Point Races, which was set for Sunday, March 26. The decision to cancel was made from safety considerations: due to the snow and ice, the ground conditions are terrible, jeopardizing the welfare of horses and jockeys.
The "Cheshire Races" are an immensely popular fixture on the spring calendar. Not only do they kick off the steeplechase season, but they bring together Unionville folks who haven't seen each other all winter. Plus this year there was going to be a side-saddle race that I was greatly looking forward to.
I'm sure it was a tough decision for the committee to make, but of course safety comes first.