In a disappointing turn of events for the Goulburn Harness Racing Club, last Sunday’s much anticipated Carnival of Cups race day was cancelled due to constant soaking rain.
The decision to call off the event was made by Harness Racing NSW stewards in consultation with club officials following non-stop rain from Friday evening until Sunday morning.
Despite efforts to prepare the track, the constant soaking rain made the track unsafe for horses and drivers and left officials with no choice but to abandon the meeting.
“There is a lot of time spent preparing for these feature race day meetings, and it is so disappointing to have to cancel, but we were left with no choice” explained club secretary Mark Croatto.
As the club’s signature race meeting of the year, and featuring the Goulburn Soldiers Club Frank & Edna Day Goulburn Cup the meeting has now been re-scheduled for Sunday 28 May..
“Fortunately, Sunday the 28 May was free of harness racing in NSW and we are pleased to have a second go” said Croatto.
The change of date was only possible through the assistance of Harness Racing NSW
“Much of what we had organised is easily moved to the new date, and we hope we are blessed with better weather next time” added Croatto.
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