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Jockey club hopeful to race

Tweed River Jockey Club chairman Bernie Quinn.
Tweed River Jockey Club chairman Bernie Quinn. supplied

TWEED River Jockey Club officials in Murwillumbah have told My Daily News they are increasingly hopeful that Monday's Victory Ford Cup meeting will go ahead as scheduled.

Like many clubs in northern NSW and South-East Queensland, the Tweed River Jockey Club has seen a spate of cancelled or postponed meetings this year due to what has become known in racing circles as "the big wet".

Since the club's last successful race day in January, four meetings have been postponed or cancelled including last Wednesday's Anzac day races usually one of the its biggest.

"Of course, it's terribly upsetting to lose an iconic event like Murwillumbah's Anzac Day races to the elements, but you can't control the weather," club chairman Bernie Quinn said.

"Since then we've had rain just about every day including on the weekend when we copped over 120mm.

"But it's eased-up and we've also had some sunshine and nice weather in recent days so the track is certainly drying out.

"The expectation is that things will continue this way, which should see us right for Monday.

"Weather forecasts for the next few days are giving us cause to hope."

The declaration of acceptances earlier today has revealed the names of 85 starters and emergencies for the scheduled full TAB meeting, due to be conducted over seven races.

"All our attention now is on the getting things ready for Monday, and the ground staff have been doing a fantastic job," Mr Quinn said.

"Connections have certainly come to the party with horses due to take part from as far afield as Cairns and Grafton."

"Here's hoping to everything coming together for a great day, and by everything, I mean the weather."

Topics:  horses, rain, tweed river jockey club, weather



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