Stewards Make Inspection Of Murwillumbah (Racing Sunday)

May 30, 2017

Racing NSW Stewards from the Northern Rivers region inspected the racing surface of Tweed River Jockey Club's Murwillumbah Racecourse on Saturday (27th May 2017), where they were satisfied with the level of grass coverage on the racing surface for the meeting on to be conducted safely on Sunday 4th June - weather permitting.

Stewards were satisfied with the improvements of grass on the surface following the club's last meeting being abandoned on 8 May 2017.

Grass coverage had become a concern after showers overnight and early to mid-morning on that race day whereby the rain had softened the upper layer of the racing surface resulting in it being easily displaced, especially where there was limited grass cover between the 1200m and the 800m of the track.

This had been subsequent to the circuit being submerged by floodwater for an extended period of time during early April.