Jockeys remain unconvinced about plans for Caulfield’s new inside track
Victorian jockeys remain unconvinced about the Melbourne Racing Clubs’s plan to create a new inside track at Caulfield in order to provide extra night meetings at the course.
Victorian Jockeys Association boss Matt Hyland said the plan to add around 15 extra meetings on Wednesday nights would only add to the jockey’s heavy workload.
Hyland met with the MRC and Racing Victoria last Thursday to discuss the club’s plans for a second track, alongside senior jockeys Damien Oliver, Craig Williams, Jye McNeil, Damian Lane and Dwayne Dunn.
The MRC currently remain committed to creating the second track at Caulfield, while the jockeys remain opposed to the idea of an inner track.
“From a jockey’s point of view, it’s a far better option to have a widened course proper as opposed to an inner track. We think that a widened course proper will provide a better option of optimal racing than what an inner track would provide,” Hyland told Racing.com.