Switch of winter synthetic meetings

Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced that a series of synthetic meetings at Sportsbet-Ballarat and Sportsbet-Pakenham will switch dates throughout June and July.

The programming changes, which centre around a swap of Mondays and Tuesdays,serve to assist the Southside Racing's winter racing and jump out program. 

The changes are as follows:

Race Meeting Changes

  1. Pakenham Synthetic will now host the meeting on Monday, June 17 with Ballarat Synthetic moving to Tuesday, 18 June.2. 

  2. The Pakenham Synthetic meeting has swapped from Tuesday, 25 June to Monday, 24 June with Ballarat Synthetic to race 24 hours later on Tuesday, 25 June.

  3. The final swap will see Pakenham Synthetic now race on Monday, 29 July and Ballarat Synthetic on Tuesday, 30 July.

There are no distance or programming changes as a result of these transfers.

Trial/Jump Out Changes

  1. Bendigo trials will move 24 hours earlier to Monday, 17 June, with Pakenham jump-outs moving to Tuesday, 18 June. Bendigo trial entries will close at 12noon on Thursday, 13 June.

  2. Pakenham Synthetic trials move from Thursday, 27 June to Tuesday, 25 June and Stawell jump-outs from Tuesday, 25 June to Monday, 24 June. Pakenham Synthetic trial entries will close at 12noon on Friday, 21 June.

  3. Murtoa’s trials will move from Tuesday, 30 July to Monday, 29 July with entries closing at 12 noon on Thursday, 25 July.