Cranbourne transferred Sunday
22 Jun 2012 | Sunday’s Cranbourne race meeting has today been transferred to Geelong Synthetic owing to the condition of the track as a result of the heavy rain that has engulfed much of the state’s south east over the past 48 hours.
Cranbourne has received 80mm of rain since Wednesday night rendering the track unsafe for racing and without sufficient time to dry before Sunday where further rain is forecast.
“As per our transfer policy we considered alternate turf venues, but due to a combination of the wet weather, existing racing commitments and remedial works there was not a suitable turf transfer option within the region,” Racing Victoria GM – Racing, Greg Carpenter, said.
“This early transfer of the meeting to Geelong Synthetic provides some surety for connections around the opportunity for their horses to compete as scheduled and allows the Club sufficient time to prepare.”
Owing to the differing configurations of the two tracks, Races 3, 4, 5 and 7 will revert from 1600 to 1300 metres, whilst the distance of Race 8 has been increased from 2080 to 2100 metres.
The field limit at Geelong Synthetic is 12 horses and thus the field size has been reduced from 13 to 12 runners plus emergencies in Races 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9. Race times remain unchanged.