Ascot meeting abandoned due to extreme heat

The extreme heat in Perth with temepratures forecast to reach 41c today, Saturday, and 40c on Sunday, has resulted in the meeting at Ascot being abandoned.

The eight race programme with the $100,000, listed GA Towton Cup (2200m) as the feature, was due to commence at 3.03pm local with the temperature already 31.4c at 8.00am.