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Gold Circle has confirmed that all seven Graded races scheduled for tomorrow’s eLan Gold Cup Racemeeting will go ahead on the turf track as planned.

However, the Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1900m (Race 2) has been moved to the Polytrack.

As of lunch time on Saturday , the average penetrometer reading was 27 with some areas in the low thirties. The false rail on the Turf track has been placed at 4,5m off the inside running rail from the 1600m mark.

 “The turf track at Greyville has responded well to the good weather we have enjoyed since Wednesday and with another 24 hours to go, and fine weather predicted,  the scene is set for a great day’s racing,” said Gold Circle’s Racing Executive Raf Sheik.

 Patrons are reminded that all race times remain as carded.

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3 comments on “Super Sunday Thumbs Up

  1. Speedyvar says:

    “Gold Circle has confirmed that all seven Graded races scheduled for tomorrow’s eLan Gold Cup Racemeeting will go ahead on the turf track as planned.”
    Then can we claim for a refund for bets taken on the 9th race Gold Bracelet Grade 2 which was switched to the poly at the last minute?

  2. Dean says:

    All bets with bookmakers struck prior to the change of surface in the 9th were subject to refunds. Surely fields should then have applied to the exotics that had started before the change was announced?

    1. Speedyvar says:

      The Association of Racing Commissioners International approved a rule during a board meeting on Tuesday that is designed to protect pick four and pick six players from problems arising from late surface changes.

      The rule changes will make any race that is switched from the turf to the dirt after wagering closes a “no contest” for the purposes of the pick four or pick six. Payouts would be determined based on the assumption that the race was never run.

      For example, if a race included in the pick six is taken off the turf after betting closes on the bet, the wager would simply become a pick five, and bettors who had the five winners in the five remaining races would be paid out as if they were the sole winners.
      This is from a 2002 posting in America.
      But South African racing big boys thing otherwise Suppose they will catch up in 10 years time when there are just the ten tote punters left who are still willing to taken for a ride
      The ninth race at Greyville on Gold Cup day should have been declared “no contest” after the switch of surface.

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