Weather woes

Waikato Times Weekend - - RACING -

The Levin race meet­ing at Otaki sched­uled for to­day has been aban­doned. The course re­ceived 29mm of rain on Thurs­day nigh­tan al­ready sod­den track.

The the meet­ing can­not be resched­uled at Otaki in the com­ing days which puts the sea­son’s fi­nal black-type race in jeop­ardy. The Listed Ry­der Stakes for 2-year-olds was the day’s fea­ture race and, with the young­sters turn­ing three on Au­gust 1, time is of the essence. ‘‘We [New Zealand Thor­ough­bred Rac­ing] have put in a re­quest with the board to race at Awa­puni on Mon­day,’’ said Tim Aldridge, NZTR rac­ing op­er­a­tions man­ager. The re­quest was sanc­tioned and the meet­ing will run on Mon­day. The Ti­maru club also had to aban­don yes­ter­day’s meet­ing due to flood­ing. The meet­ing has been resched­uled for to­mor­row.

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