With temperatures at Swan Hill forecast to reach 41 degrees on Sunday Racing Victoria (RV) has advised that the race meeting scheduled at Swan Hill Jockey Club has been abandoned and rescheduled to Wednesday, 25 November.
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that temperatures will peak between 1-4pm tomorrow, so the decision to move the meeting to Wednesday – when the forecast is for highs of 33 degrees – has been taken by RV in consultation with the race club in order to ensure the safety and welfare of all horses and participants competing.
Nominations for each of the seven races on the card have now been reopened, and will close at 12pm tomorrow. Race acceptances will then be taken at 10am on Monday, 23 November.
The program from Sunday’s abandoned meeting will remain unchanged. However all horses will need to renominate, with those who were a final acceptor on Sunday being given preference in the ballot.