Eagle Farm Saturday Racing Abandoned – 28/04/2012

April 28, 2012

Eagle Farm Saturday Racing Abandoned – 28/04/2012

Today’s Eagle Farm(TAB) meeting in Brisbane has been abandoned due to inclement weather and the state of the track on the course proper.

Buffering

Buffering was to resume racing in the 2012 Victory Stakes before the Eagle Farm meeting was cancelled today

Heavy rain has been falling over Brisbane and surrounding areas over the past 24 hours and the continuing wet weather saw Eagle Farm downgraded past a Heavy (10) rating.

A track inspection from Racing Queensland chief steward Wade Birch at 8:00am (local time) this morning saw him declare the surface unsafe for racing.

“The track has received around 50 millimetres of rain since it started last night about seven o’clock,” Birch said.

“There was a lot of surface water around the track but there was a bad section covered with water at the 1100 metres.”

Two Group race features were scheduled to run at Eagle Farm today with the $157,000 Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) and the $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m).

The 2012 Victory Stakes was to be the next start for Rob Heathcote’s multiple Group 1 placegetter Buffering while the Gunsynd Classic field was already at half of the original acceptors before the cancellation due to scratchings.

A decision from Racing Queensland as to whether the races will be rescheduled is pending, the Victory Stakes especially forming a key lead-up for gallopers like Buffering heading into the 2012 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

UPDATE: Racing Queensland has announced that the Gunsynd Classic and a weight-for-age over 1200m worth $100,000 will be added to the Eagle Farm program on Wednesday May 2, 2012. New nominations and acceptances will close on Monday April 30.

While Eagle Farm may be off the cards today punters still have plenty of action to enjoy a punt on through bookmaker.com.au.

In Sydney the final meeting of the Royal Randwick Carnival takes place with Sydney Cup Day to host four Group 1 features including the days’ namesake race, the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

Over in Adelaide the racing is also top notch today with champion mare Black Caviar to shoot for her 20th straight turf triumph in Morphettville’s $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m).

Access all the hottest Saturday horse racing odds and betting options now at Australia’s preferred online bookie bookmaker.com.au.

New to sign up with bookmaker.com.au? Make sure you quote the code BONUSBET when you do to have your initial deposit matched dollar for dollar as a bonus bet to the value of $300!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field