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Jumps races transferred to Warrnambool

Racing Victoria (RV) on Monday announced a change to the race programs for the meetings at Sportsbet-Ballarat on Tuesday, 18 June and Warrnambool on Thursday, 20 June.

The three jumps races scheduled alongside five synthetic races at Ballarat have been transferred to Warrnambool.

With Ballarat hosting a nine-race turf meeting just two days prior on Sunday, 16 June, the Ballarat Turf Club is keen to protect its racing surface which has been impacted by heavy rainfall in recent weeks.

Parts of the turf track underwent renovation during the construction of the Ballarat synthetic track this season. As a result, sections shortly after the winning post and at the 1700-metre mark are wetter than other areas of the course.

To accommodate the transfer of the jumps races, the Maiden Plate (1300m) which had been scheduled at Warrnambool will now be run over 1200m on the synthetic track at Ballarat on 18 June and be joined by two new races - a 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m) and a 3YO Maiden Plate (1400m).

The Warrnambool meeting on 20 June will now comprise 10 races, with the Maiden Hurdle (3200m), the Open Hurdle (3200m) and the Maiden Steeplechase (3450m) complementing seven flat races.

The revised race programs for the meetings at Ballarat Synthetic and Warrnambool are as follows:


Sportsbet-Ballarat Synthetic, Tuesday 18 June

RACE CONDITIONS

DISTANCE

PRIZEMONEY

Maiden Plate

1000m

$23,000

Maiden Plate

1200m (was 1300m)

$23,000

2YO Maiden Plate

1200m

$23,000

3YO Maiden Plate

1400m

$23,000

BM58 Handicap

1000m

$22,000

BM58 Handicap

1500m

$22,000

BM64 Handicap

1200m

$22,000

BM64 Handicap

1400m

$22,000

Warrnambool, Thursday 20 June

RACE CONDITIONS

DISTANCE

PRIZEMONEY

2YO Maiden Plate

1100m

$35,000

Maiden Highweight Plate

2000m

$35,000

Class 1 Handicap

1200m

$35,000

BM58 Highweight Plate

2300m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

1100m

$35,000

BM64 Handicap

1400m

$35,000

BM70 Handicap

1700m

$35,000

Maiden Hurdle

3200m

$25,000

Open Hurdle

3200m

$30,000

Maiden Steeplechase

3450m (was 3200m)

$25,000

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