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Murtoa Cup rescheduled to Sunday

Saturday's cancelled Murtoa Cup meeting has  been rescheduled.

Racing Victoria announced the meeting would be on on Sunday, October 13.

Saturday's cancellation was caused by a burst water pipe at the 300-metre mark.

The Manangatang and Hamilton Cup meetings are  scheduled on Saturday and Racing Victoria will review the racing program and advise of any changes to the Murtoa Cup program on today.



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Consequently, new fields will be drawn up for the rescheduled Murtoa Cup meeting, with nominations open today.

Last year's Murtoa Cup meeting was abandoned after the second race when a horse, Universal Thief, stumbled 150m past the winning post.

A post-race-track inspection found that the ground had given way under Universal Thief to expose a small hole.

While the hole was repaired, stewards were not comfortably satisfied that there were no further issues with the track and elected to abandon the meeting in the interests of horse and rider safety.

 

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