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Great Western meeting abandoned due to car fire

Racing Victoria (RV) wish to advise that today’s (Sunday, 23 January) meeting at Great Western has been abandoned after Race 1 owing to a car fire within the vicinity of the racecourse.

The CFA is managing the situation and the fire is now under control. There are currently no reports of injuries.

All participants and horses have been evacuated, and patrons for their safety have either been evacuated or directed to muster points if their car was parked near the fire.

RV will make an announcement early this week as to whether the meeting will be reprogrammed for a future date.