The Ipswich TC race meeting today, Friday 19 May, has been abandoned due to the track being deemed unsafe for racing on following inclement weather.
The decision was made following an inspection of the track by QRIC stewards.
As a consequence of the abandonment RQ has given consideration to the potential rescheduling of the race meeting and/or the possibility for the need to program additional races in SEQ in the next 7-10 days.
Given however the currently prescribed programs offer sufficient alternative opportunities, the decision has been made by RQ to:
- Adopt an aggressive approach to the division of races over the next fortnight; and
- Reschedule the following race which was on the abandoned 19 May program to the Ipswich TC meeting on Wednesday 24 May:
. QTIS 3YO Handicap – 2190m , $20,000
Nominations for this race have been re-opened & as a consequence all horses which accepted for the race will be required to nominate again. Please note however that those horses which did accept for the race on 19 May, will be given preference in selection for entry order purposes. Nominations for this race specifically will close at 8:00am, Monday 22 May.
All other conditions pertaining to the Ipswich TC meeting on Wednesday 24 May remain as were previously published, with acceptances for all races closing at 9:30am, Monday 22 May.