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Stony Creek race times adjusted due to hot weather forecast

Racing Victoria (RV) wishes to advise of changes to race times at Stony Creek on Thursday, 30 January 2020 due to hot weather forecast for the region.

Following advice from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) that the forecast is expected to reach 37 degrees towards 5pm, the race times have been brought forward an hour to avoid the hottest part of the day.

The seven-race program will now begin at 1.00pm and conclude at 4.00pm with the 2100m race to be run as Race 1.

Stony Creek Race Times – Thursday, 30 January 2020

Race Number

New Time

Race 1

1.00pm

Race 2

1.30pm

Race 3

2.00pm

Race 4

2.30pm

Race 5

3.00pm

Race 6

3.30pm

Race 7

4.00pm


Thursday night’s meeting at Pakenham will at this stage go ahead as planned, however, RV’s Racing Operations team will continue to monitor the forecast over the coming days.

RV is also aware of the expected high temperatures forecast for Friday and will continue to monitor the forecast and provide any updates in due course.

RV’s Procedure for Racing in Hot Weather Policy is enacted at all meetings where hot weather conditions are forecast to ensure the health and wellbeing of horses and participants.