Punters paddle to see jockeys in the saddle.
LADIES' night went ahead at Ffos Las Racecourse yesterday despite the rain engulfing Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. .
Hundreds of punters braved the downpours in their finery to make the most of the evening.
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He said 900 tickets were sold. The venue can hold 10,000.
"Being a purpose-built track we are well drained so we can take the rain," he said.
"It is a bit disappointing but it is the hand we have been dealt. They have come dressed with umbrellas but we are going to kick on and have a good evening."
Meanwhile, forecasters predicted more rain for the weekend.
Chris Burton at Meteogroup said: "On Saturday there will be sunny spells with isolated showers but it will quickly turn cloudy cloudy (clou´de)
1. murky; turbid; not transparent.
2. marked by indistinct streaks. from the west and we will get the next spell of heavy rain over night on Saturday."
He claimed it will be "a bit drier" next week but admitted "it is a bit uncertain." He warned driving conditions would be "pretty bad with a lot of spray".
Last night the Environment Agency was warning people to get ready for flooding. It warned heavy rain in Mid and North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. was "likely to continue into Saturday".
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* Heidi Phillips and Cerys Such brave the rain at Ffos Las racecourse's ladies night