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1st Gallops On New Geelong Synthetic Track
Horses will gallop on the Geelong synthetic track for the 1st time in over a year today, in the lead-up to resumption of racing on the reconstructed circuit. Contractor Pro-Ride completing the re-surfacing of the synthetic track last week & Geelong Racing Club & Racing Victoria have committed to running trials on the track before the resumption of racing. As a result, Friday's scheduled meeting has been transferred to Traralgon & RV chief executive Rob Hines confirmed: "We want some horses working on it & to oversee the successful completion of trials before we call for nominations for the 1st meeting. Due to delays caused by inclement weather, we have not been able to achieve these objectives in time for the meeting on 25 June so we have transferred it to Traralgon. The next meetings are scheduled for the Geelong synthetic track on 29 June & 2 July. We will wait until the track has been trialled before confirming the location of these meetings."