The Valley has been abandoned
Racing Victoria and the Moonee Valley Racing Club have announced that tomorrow’s (Friday, 20 December) night meeting at The Valley has been abandoned due to the forecast extreme heat.
The decision, made in consultation with the RV veterinary department, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Australian Trainers Association (ATA), is in the best interests of horse and participant welfare.
The BOM has forecast that temperatures will reach 42 degrees in Melbourne tomorrow and remain in the high 30’s until a predicted cool change around 10pm. The race meeting was scheduled to commence at 7pm and conclude at 10.30pm.
With a significant amount of race meetings scheduled over the Christmas-New Year period, Racing Victoria have decided not to reschedule the meeting.