Following the abandonment of Sunday’s meeting at Te Awamutu NZTR advises that the Waipa RC will bring forward planned remedial work on the track.
NZTR held extensive discussions with the club officials and the RIU, while an inspection of the track was done following the fall by Gingee, ridden by Jasmine Fawcett, in race four at the meeting.
Both the race day video and post-event inspection of the track were inconclusive as to whether the fall was due to track inconsistency.
This was the fourth race meeting from past seven programmed at the Te Awamutu track to be abandoned and has resulted in the decision being made to bring forward the planned club-funded work originally scheduled for October.
While the track will be open for training purposes NZTR advises it will be closed for racing and alternative venues sought for the club’s scheduled trial and race dates.
A decision around a return to racing and trialling at Te Awamutu will be made by NZTR upon completion of work on the track and consultation with the NZ Trainers’ Association and NZ Jockeys’ Association.