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Torrential Rain Forces Ellerslie Postponement
Last Saturday's major race meeting at Auckland's Ellerslie has been postponed to Thursday. The picturesque suburban course was due to host three Gr1 races – the Sistema Stakes, Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes and Auckland Cup – however officials were left with little choice but to call the big day off after 100 millimetres leaving pools of water on parts of the track on race morning, and questionable visibility likely for the afternoon. With clear skies forecast for the middle of this week, a Thursday twilight meeting has now been scheduled which will include the running of the three Gr1s and the Gr2 Westbury Stud Classic.