Following the conclusion of Saturday’s Chester Manifold Stakes Race Day, the second race day in our Flemington Presents: Summer Racing Twilight Series, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) received feedback from Racing Victoria stewards on behalf of the jockeys that sun glare was an issue in the straight during Race 9, the Kennedy Sprint at 7:05pm, the last race on the card.
VRC EGM Racing Leigh Jordon said, “The VRC conducted trials with a number of jockeys in early 2019 ahead of scheduling our twilight race days to assess sun glare and other weather conditions that could affect participants to ensure that conditions were safe for racing.”
“Whilst the scheduled race times were endorsed by the Victorian Jockeys Association and Racing Victoria, it is clear that sun glare late in the day is having an impact on visibility.
“Given that the welfare and safety of our jockeys and equine athletes is paramount, the VRC and Racing Victoria have amended race times for our 16 January Summer Twilight Race Day and 29 January Resimax Group Rapid Racing, ensuring the last race on the program will run in an earlier timeslot.”
Updated race times are as follows:
|January Summer Twilight Race Day – 16 January 2021|
|Rapid Racing Race Day – 29 January 2021|
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