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Seymour Approved To Resume Racing

Monday, 21st May 2012

Meanwhile Victoria's Seymour racetrack "has been approved to resume racing following the conduct of official trials featuring 75 horses on Friday". Racing Victoria stewards & the Victorian Jockeys Association "have given the green light for the Seymour Racing Club to proceed with its next scheduled meeting on June 2". VJA chief executive Des O'Keefe commented: "A number of experienced riders trialled on the track & their collective opinion is that the track is right to go & should now resume racing." Seymour's last meeting on 28 April was abandoned after Race 2 when riders felt the racing surface was "inconsistent around the home turn". Remedial works had been undertaken prior to the meeting, as a result of flooding that occurred in late February. Following last month's abandonment, the SRC "has undertaken turf blocking on the home turn to address the riders' concerns".

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