The Meeting On The 25th At The TRJC Has Been Abandoned To Allow Recovery & Rejuvenation

Apr 19, 2017

Today NRRA Stewards inspected the racing surface at Murwillumbah, where the Tweed River Jockey Club has a Non TAB race meeting scheduled for Tuesday the 25th of April 2017 (ANZAC Day).

The Tweed River region had expected one of the worst floods in history, where the track and club infrastructure was submerged for a period of approximately 5 days.

The club has been working very hard in an attempt to have not only the race surface in shape for the aforementioned meeting by also the on course facilities by the 25th.

Club general manager Brian Charman from understanding has been in contact with Dave Hodgeson, where a regeneration and strategic plan has been put in place to give the surface a chance to recover and regenerate growth.

It is the stewards and the clubs recommendation that the scheduled meeting programmed for the 25th be abandoned due to the state of the track and on course facilities.

Murwillumbah is a circumference where rail movement is not a realistic option and for a club which is utilised predominantly for TAB racing the stewards feel it is paramount the meeting is not conducted on the 25th the give surface time to mend.

The next meeting programmed for Murwillumbah is on the 8th of May 2017, where the stewards will need to inspect prior to nominations and report back on whether or not the track has improved to a point which would allow us to safely conduct a full race card and leave the track in a state sustainable for future meetings.