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Punters paddle to see jockeys in the saddle.

LADIES' night went ahead at Ffos Las Racecourse yesterday despite the rain engulfing Wales.

Hundreds of punters braved the downpours in their finery to make the most of the evening.

General manager Tim Long said: "We have still had a really good turn out despite the weather."

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 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 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
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 22, 2012
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