Change In Venue For Friday
Ashburton to host 4th June Meeting
The extremely adverse weather conditions of the past four days have resulted in the following changes to the Canterbury racing structure for the next 10 days.
The Canterbury Jockey Club racemeeting scheduled for Riccarton Park on Friday will now be held at Ashburton Racecourse.
This decision has been made because Ashburton has received significantly less rain in the past 24 hours than has fallen at Riccarton Park. Effectively Ashburton is a day ahead in draining. The flooding of training tracks at Riccarton Park and the workload required for training on the Riccarton Park Course Proper whilst construction of the Synthetic Track takes place were contributing factors.
The following changes to the advertised programme need to be made:
- The 2000 metres race will be 2100 metres.
- The jumping races will not be run.
- A maiden race over 1400 metres has been added to the programme.
The Canterbury Jockey Club records its sincere appreciation to Ashburton Raceway for its co-operation in this matter.
The Trials scheduled for Tuesday 8 June at the Rangiora Racecourse will now be held on Thursday 10 June 2021.