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Racing To Resume On Geelong Synthetic Track
Racing Victoria confirmed racing will resume on the Geelong Synthetic track next Tuesday (June 29) after the reconstructed track (which reopened for training on Monday) successfully hosted 9 trials involving 50 horses yesterday morning. RV chief executive Rob Hines confirmed: "The feedback from the jockeys & trainers competing at the trials was positive, so we're now committed to the resumption of racing on the Geelong Synthetic track next Tuesday. While the journey to this point has taken longer than 1st expected, Racing Victoria, the Geelong Racing Club & our contractor Pro-Ride Australia have remained committed to preparing a 1st class racing & training track for the industry's benefit. The Geelong Synthetic track is a unique asset for Victorian racing & we now look forward to delivering a consistent racing product for the industry & punters alike to enjoy." Overall 6 race meetings are programmed on the Geelong Synthetic track before the conclusion of the 2009-10 racing season on July 31.