Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 25 October, 2017 – Distance Changes
RQ confirms that following a track inspection & after consultation with QRIC, Australian Trainers Association & Ipswich Turf Club, there have been changes made to the distances of the following races at the Ipswich TC Race meeting on Wednesday 25 October:
- Race 1 Maiden Plate, was 1700m is now 1550m
- Race 2 QTIS 3YO Benchmark 65 Handicap, was 1700m is now 1550m
- Race 3 Maiden Plate, was 1350m is now 1200m
- Race 6 Class 4 Handicap, was 1350m is now 1200m
- Race 9 Benchmark 65 Handicap, was 1700m is now 1550m
The changes have been made in the interests of safety following the recent inclement weather encountered at the venue.
RQ also confirms that scratching fees will be waived for any horses which are withdrawn from these races as a consequence of the distance amendments.
The Ipswich TC track was rated a Heavy 9 at 12:00pm today (Tuesday 24 October) with the potential for that to improve given the weather forecast for the next 24 hours.