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Seymour's October meetings transferred

Racing Victoria (RV) and the Seymour Racing Club (SRC) wish to advise that the Club’s next two meetings on Sunday, 18 October (Seymour Cup) and Thursday, 29 October have been transferred to Kilmore and Cranbourne respectively.

The SRC conducted another set of jump-outs this week and whilst the track continues to show signs of improvement, it requires additional time to consolidate before the Club is in a position to host a race meeting.

The $200,000 Listed bet365 Seymour Cup (1600m) will still be run at the Kilmore meeting, as will the $100,000 Heat 5 of The Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series (1600m).

As a result of the transfer, Kilmore Racing Club’s meeting on Tuesday, 20 October will be transferred to Wodonga so that the Club is able host the Seymour meeting two days earlier.

SRC Chief Executive, Penny Reeve, said, “The Club has been working hard on improving the surface and whilst it is disappointing to have to transfer the next two meetings, especially the Seymour Cup meeting, it is in the best long-term interests of the track.

“I would like thank the Kilmore and Cranbourne Racing Clubs for taking on these two meetings and I look forward to watching the running of the Seymour Cup, albeit at a different venue, next Sunday.”

Further discussions between RV and SRC will be had over the coming weeks to determine the mid to long-term plan for the surface.

The updated programs as a result of the transfers are as follows:

Kilmore – Sunday 18 October

RACE CONDITIONS

DISTANCE

P’MONEY

3YO Maiden Plate

1200m (was 1300m)

$35,000

4YO+ Maiden Plate

1200m

$35,000

Maiden Plate

1600m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

1200m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

1450m (was 1400m)

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

2000m

$35,000

BM70 Handicap

1600m

$100,000

BM78 Handicap

1100m (was 1000m)

$35,000

Listed Seymour Cup

1600m

$200,000

Nominations: close 12noon, Tuesday 13 October

Acceptances: close at 9:45am, Thursday 15 October

 

Wodonga – Tuesday 20 October

RACE CONDITIONS

DISTANCE

P’MONEY

3YO Maiden Plate

1200m

$23,000

Maiden Plate

1100m

$23,000

Maiden Plate

1400m (was 1450m)

$23,000

Maiden Plate

2050m (was 2000m)

$23,000

BM58 Handicap

1400m (was 1450m)

$22,000

BM58 Handicap

1590m (was 1600m)

$22,000

BM58 Handicap

2050m (was 2000m)

$22,000

Class 1 Handicap

1100m

$22,000

Nominations: close 12noon, Wednesday 14 October

Acceptances: close at 11:00am, Friday 16 October

 

Cranbourne – Thursday 29 October

RACE CONDITIONS

DISTANCE

P’MONEY

3YO Maiden Plate

1600m

$35,000

Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate

1200m

$35,000

4YO+ Maiden Plate

1600m

$35,000

Maiden Plate

2025m (was 2000m)

$35,000

Class 1 Handicap

1300m

$35,000

Class 1 Handicap

1600m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

1000m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

2025m (was 2200m)

$35,000

Nominations: close 12noon, Monday 26 October

Acceptances: close at 9:00am, Tuesday 27 October