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Postponed Melton meeting moved to Monday afternoon at Melton

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has rescheduled last night’s postponed Tabcorp Park Melton metropolitan trots meeting to Monday afternoon.

Postponed Melton meeting moved to Monday afternoon at Melton

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has rescheduled last night’s postponed Tabcorp Park Melton metropolitan trots meeting to Monday afternoon.

The meeting will be a ‘Geelong at Tabcorp Park Melton’ meeting and will be followed by Monday night’s scheduled Melton program, creating a Massive Monday at Melton.

HRV made the decision today after consultation with media and wagering partners, Tabcorp Park Melton and the Victorian Trainers and Drivers Association.


“Thursday night’s rain was torrential at Melton resulting in the track being unsuitable for racing and unable to be repaired for that night,” HRV CEO David Martin said.

“The decision to move the meeting to Monday afternoon means connections of the horses who missed a run due to the washout get a second chance to race for the substantial prizemoney on offer.”

The fields, race order and barrier draws will remain unchanged as per Thursday night’s meeting.

All scratchings will initially be reinstated before each horse’s relevant eligibility is to be determined by HRV. Any horses unable to race on Monday afternoon will be able to be scratched penalty-free.

“I’d like to thank HRV employees and everyone involved in helping us reschedule this meeting. For the sake of our industry we must be flexible and consultative in our approach and I’m looking forward to a Massive Monday of trots at Melton,” Mr Martin said.

Geelong was selected as the ‘host’ club for the Melton meeting due its close proximity to Melton, and to provide separation from the existing Melton meeting scheduled for Monday night with trotting races to be exported to France.


Harness Racing Victoria




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