The World Sports Betting Grand Series Leg 1 and 2, as well as the Grand Series Consolation, will be run at Turffontein next Saturday, October 20.
That was the word late Saturday afternoon from Clyde Basel, Racing Executive of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd.
He made the announcement shortly after the race meeting at Turffontein was abandoned after four races due to a severe electrical storm and persistent heavy downpours which continued throughout the afternoon.
The three Grand-races will be staged as carded and will form part of the meeting now scheduled for Saturday on the Turffontein Inside track.
Other changes to the racing schedule are:
1. The race meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 16 at Turffontein on the Turf Inside track will be moved to Thursday October 18 on the Turffontein Inside track.
2. A new race meeting will be staged on Tuesday October 16 on the Fairview Polytrack. Entries for this meeting will be sent out in due course.
3. The Work Riders Race Meeting scheduled for Thursday October 18 at Turffontein will be moved to the Vaal racecourse on Tuesday October 23 to be run prior to the scheduled Durbanville meeting. The Work Riders Race Meeting will be run from 12 noon and the Durbanville “twilight” meeting will commence at around 3pm.
“Unfortunately the weather is not something we can control,” said Basel when the new racing schedule was announced.
“But despite the gloomy weather, the sponsors of the Grand Series and Consolation, World Sports Betting, have remained upbeat and are committed to ensuring that the three races will be staged successfully.”