Kensington Racecourse Approved For Wednesday Racing

By: Sarah Fortnum
July 25th, 2011

Wednesday’s scheduled race meeting at Randwick has been given the all clear to go ahead at Kensington Racecourse, in spite of the continuing rain.

An inspection of the course was completed today by the Australian Turf Club’s General Manager of Racecourses, Lindsay Murphy, and Randwick Racecourse Manager, Nevesh Ramdhani, who were happy with its condition.

Mr Ramdhani said that the course has handled the relentless heavy downpours surprisingly well.

“The track’s drainage has handled the 269mm rainfall since last Tuesday extremely well, with no surface moisture present upon inspection,” Mr Ramdhani said.

Despite the fact that further showers are forecast for Wednesday’s meeting, Mr Ramdhani does not believe the track will deteriorate any further.

“We were satisfied with the condition of the course and assessed it as a Heavy 9 at the time of inspection,” he said.

“Although the forecast is for a few showers on Wednesday morning, they are anticipated to have little bearing on the track’s condition.”

Field’s for this Wednesday’s Kensington meeting remain full due to the Newcastle, Gosford and Canterbury races being abandoned after torrential rain flooded out most of New South Wale’s tracks last week.

Last Saturday’s Sydney metropolitan meeting at Warwick Farm was in doubt, however, the meeting went ahead as a Heavy 10.

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