Albany thoroughbred meeting set to be run on Monday and an update on Sunday’s Narrogin Cup

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Albany Racing Club general manager Mark Bayliss at Percy Spencer Racecourse.
Camera IconAlbany Racing Club general manager Mark Bayliss at Percy Spencer Racecourse. Credit: Daniel Wilkins

Albany Racing Club are set to hold a race meeting on Monday after Racing and Waging WA today released an updated racing program.

Albany’s meeting today was cancelled earlier this week but it appears likely it will be rescheduled to next Monday, February 8.

The Narrogin Cup meeting that was set to be run on Sunday has been transferred to Ascot, however the Narrogin Cup race itself will be run at a later date in the Narrogin season.

RWWA are working alongside with the WA Government to ensure that racing can recommence as soon as possible and have made tentative arrangements for the resumption of race meetings from Saturday, February 6.

Geraldton’s meeting yesterday was also cancelled and has been rescheduled for next Tuesday.

New nominations will be taken for the Albany and Geraldton meeting.

Lark Hill trials scheduled for Monday have been moved to Tuesday to accommodate barrier attendants in Albany.

RWWA are also looking at opportunities to reschedule the cancelled Albany Harness Racing Club meeting that was due to be run tomorrow night.

Tomorrow night’s Albany Harness Racing Club meeting may be rescheduled.
Camera IconTomorrow night’s Albany Harness Racing Club meeting may be rescheduled. Credit: Laurie Benson

RWWA racing manager Charlotte Mills said they were awaiting more updates from the government but plans were being made to have racing return.

“Those meeting that we lost in Geraldton and Albany yesterday and today, we will schedule an Albany meeting on Monday and Geraldton meeting on Tuesday,” she said.

“New nominations will be taken for each of those meetings, with entries closing later today.

“Given we are unsure about the travel boundaries beyond tomorrow night and the limited number of the thoroughbred horses in the Wheatbelt region, we have made the decision to transfer Sunday’s Narrogin meeting, except the Narrogin Cup, to Ascot.

“That decision has been taken prior to closing of acceptances so the field sizes may be increased to Ascot safety limits.

“The Narrogin Cup itself we will reschedule to Narrogin at a meeting later in the season, obviously there is some distance changes with that in moving to Ascot.”

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