Cup blow for Kiwi

The Sunday Times - - RACING -

GINGER­NUTS is now in doubt for the Caulfield Cup af­ter rain at Hast­ings caused the Li­va­mol Clas­sic race day to be called off midway through the pro­gram.

The big­gest meet­ing on New Zealand’s spring rac­ing cal­en­dar was aban­doned af­ter five races yes­ter­day when the track was drenched af­ter start­ing the day in the good range.

Hawkes Bay Rac­ing In­cor­po­rated and New Zealand Thor­ough­bred Rac­ing will now hold dis­cus­sions about the im­me­di­ate fu­ture for the re­main­ing five races in­clud­ing the Group 1 Li­va­mol Clas­sic for which the Rose­hill Guineas win­ner was favourite.

If the meet­ing can­not be run in the next cou­ple of days, Ginger­nuts could con­test the Cox Plate on Oc­to­ber 28, a week af­ter the Caulfield Cup.

Safety con­cerns were raised af­ter the Hawkes Bay Guineas when run­ner-up Bos­to­nian slipped when he was pulling up.

“The film footage clearly showed that Bos­to­nian slipped quite badly when pulling up so the riders had con­cern about that part of the track,” chief stew­ard John Oatham said.

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