2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Wet Weather Contingency Plan

Racing Queensland, the Gold Coast Turf Club and the Magic Millions have announced a contingency plan in case the track is declared unsafe for racing on Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day this Saturday, 15 January 2011, due to the wet weather currently affecting Queensland.

If the Gold Coast’s feature $4.3 million race day, which includes the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, has to be abandoned it would be postponed until the following day, Sunday 16th January 2011. In this event the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale which is already scheduled for Sunday would be pushed back until Monday 17th January.

Even though all involved are confident the day will go ahead as planned it is wise move to get the contingency plan organised.

“It is important to get on the front foot here and work out a contingency plan in the event the weather is inclement and the races can’t go ahead as planned on Saturday,” Stephen Silk, Magic Millions Managing Director, said.

“The forecast is for the conditions to improve later in the week and everyone linked with the event is confident the race day will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday.”

“The Gold Coast track is the best wet weather track in the country and its ability to recover from heavy rain is second to none,” Silk added.

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic barrier draw will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 12th January, at 9am local time and the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale will get underway with the first session starting at 11am local time.

Races.com.au will hve complete coverage of the 2011 Magic Millions, including the barrier draw and news about the state of the track.