Racing Victoria (RV) and the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) have
today elected to transfer the Moonee Valley meetings on Saturdays, 16
and 30 June to other metropolitan venues to allow the track further time
to consolidate after its autumn renovation.
The 16 June meeting has been transferred to Flemington, whilst the
meeting a fortnight later has been moved to Caulfield. Both will offer
RV stewards have inspected the track and determined that, whilst the
meeting on 16 June could have proceeded, it would not have been in the
best long term interests of the racing surface and as such, the
“We have decided to take a cautious approach with the Moonee Valley
track given its importance to the industry during the warmer months as
our premier night racing venue,” RV Chief Operating Officer, Bernard
“The Club does not have any meetings programmed in July, so we have
decided to transfer this month's two Saturday meetings as we believe it
is in the best interests of all to ensure the track is 100% for the
resumption of black type racing in August.
“The renovation undertaken by the Club following the conclusion of
the night racing season was the most rigorous since the Strath-Ayr track
was first laid in 1995 to ensure it was best placed for a busy 2012-13
“The renovation went as planned and good progress has been made,
however we believe the track would benefit from further consolidation
over the coming weeks before the resumption of racing on 4 August.
“Thank you to the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Melbourne Racing
Club (MRC) for accommodating these transfers to ensure the industry is
the winner in the long run.”
Full reciprocal arrangements will be in place for all members of the MVRC, VRC, MRC and Country Racing Clubs for both meetings.