A popular racecourse has had to abandon today’s event due to the ‘volume of rain overnight’.

Cartmel racecourse announced this morning (June 25) that racing will not go ahead today due to the adverse weather conditions.

Ticket holders will receive automatic refunds.

A spokesman from Cartmel Racecourse said online: “Sadly due to the volume of rain overnight and the forecast for continued rain today, we have had to abandon racing.

“Full automatic refunds for all ticket holders.

“The site will remain closed today.”