Albany Cup to wrap up club season after negotiations

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Albany Harness Racing Club’s 2016-17 season has been given a boost, with the club handed an extra fixture to hold its abandoned meeting from last month which included the $30,000 Albany Cup.

After negotiations with Racing and Wagering WA, the AHRC has confirmed it will hold the Albany Cup on Saturday, March 18, which will be the final meeting of the season.

Originally the club’s season was supposed to finish on Saturday, March 11, with the Denmark Cup set down for that night.

That meet will still go ahead and club president Terry Rolfe said their major feature race would be an ideal way to end the current season.

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“We have got an extra meeting on March 18,” he said.

“That will have the Albany Cup.

“We had a fair bit of discussion with RWWA but we got there eventually.”

The club’s final Friday night meeting will be held tomorrow at Harold Reid Paceway, consisting of an eight-race program.

The card will start at 7.12pm with the third heat of the fillies and mares series and wrap-up at 10.45pm.

Albany trainer Matthew Saw, who leads the AHRC trainers’ premiership, has seven chances entered across the meeting with Four Legged Fury in the Pony Trots Mares Qualifying Heat 3 Pace (1828m).

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