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Cheltenham prepares for races in sub-zero temperatures

11 March 2013 Last updated at 17:00 GMT

Cheltenham racecourse officials have said they are confident the forthcoming festival will not be affected by sub-zero temperatures.

The BBC's Joe Wilson has been looking around the course which is covered in sheeting to try and protect it from the freeze.

Course spokesman Andy Clifton said: "It's perfect racing conditions once we have the covers off".