Friday 31st March
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), L Twomey, A Napier, L Jackson, R Hamilton (stable compliance)
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy)
Number of Races:
Number of Runners:
Prior to the meeting a number of jockeys expressed concern to the Stewards that following overnight rain the track surface appeared inconsistent in certain sections. Following a track inspection, Stewards identified that an unusual amount of water was holding on the inside area of the course proper rounding the home turn and that the surface was inconsistent through this section of the track.
The track curator subsequently performed remedial work on the course proper which included dragging and rolling the track. To allow this to take place the scheduled time of the first race was put back approximately two hours.
After undertaking this remedial action the areas of concern did not improve sufficiently for racing to proceed and at 4pm, acting under the provisions of AR. 8(q)(i), the Stewards postponed the races due to the state of the track.
The race meeting was rescheduled to proceed on Monday 3rd April, 2017.
Pre race samples were taken from WISEN UP, HAMISH BOY & STAY TIL DAWN.
NT Chairman of Stewards