With the predicted extreme weather conditions for Sydney tomorrow, both Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club have decided to postpone tomorrow’s Randwick race meeting due to concerns as to the welfare of horses and participants.
Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM said: “We have been in communication with the Bureau of Meteorology, who were extremely helpful with providing the most up to date and accurate predictions as to the likely conditions tomorrow.”
Mr Peter V’landys added: “Racing NSW and the ATC believed that animal welfare and the welfare of the participants should be the only consideration when making this decision.”
ATC Chief Executive, Mr Darren Pearce said: “The ATC want to ensure that horses’ preparation for the Autumn Carnival are not affected and, accordingly, the meeting will be programmed for Monday, 13 February 2017.
Further details to come regarding Monday’s race meeting.