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Newsflash – Scottsville Abandoned

No local meeting today

The Scottsville racemeeting scheduled for Sunday 21 August has been abandoned due to unsafe underfoot conditions following plenty of rain.

The next local racemeeting will be at Flamingo Park on Monday 22 August.

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7 comments on “Newsflash – Scottsville Abandoned

  1. hilton witz says:

    the rain started falling early on saturday and with more forecast ..no pen reading was put up on sahra.co.za on saturday pm …the polytrack was built so that natal wouldnt lose any racemeetings so considering this and the fact that almost 170 horses had accepted over 10 races WHY WASNT THIS MEETING MOVED TO THE POLYTRACK?

  2. gavin says:

    Hilton you are so correct the weather sites 3 of them strongly confirmed rain from early Saturday until early hours of Sunday morning – this was early on Friday! Would love to hear why the meeting was not moved.

  3. ERIC RED says:

    Fully agree with Hilton,as a owner,punter I was flabergarsted on Sunday morning when it was abandoned and not moved to poly ,maybe Gold Cirle hierachy needed a week-end break??,James and Paul who host the best show on Tellytrack,please,please do a breakdown/interviews on the FULL reason for this track ,it would be much -appreciated,

  4. Brandon says:

    Yes guys I totally agree with you’ll thats why the polytrack was put in place because we don’t lose any race meetings so yet again what is the point and purpose of having a polytrack then????? I would like to hear what story they going to come up with. …….

  5. bob kistnasamy says:

    I agree with the sentiments expressed. If I do recall, a polytrack meeting at Greyville was also abandoned, due to waterlogged conditions.
    Sunday was a beautiful day and the meeting could have been held on the poly. Further, why are race some KZN meetings not being postponed and changed to the Poly but abandoned? We do know that the entire jockey population is not involved in riding at all centers.
    Quite certain that the tote turnover experienced a decline. .
    As suggested, Mr. Paul and Mr. James should address with the racing chiefs.

  6. Armchair critics don’t understand that, synthetic surfaces notwithstanding, horse racing is subject to the whims of nature. Gold Circle can’t afford to lose a meeting nor can they afford to risk horses and their jocks racing in slop. A cricket test was postponed in Durban the same day. We should be quietly thankful for the early rain breaking the drought rather than loudly condemning hardworking administrators who get up early on a Sunday to make a tough call.

    1. Dean says:

      Hardworking administrators. Now there’s an oxymoron for you.

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