Coffs races moved

By GREG WHITE

HEAVY midweek rain has forced tomorrow's Clarence River Jockey Club meeting to be transferred from Coffs Harbour to Lismore.

"We had a downpour of 20mm and held an inspection with the stewards," CHRC chief executive Russ Atkinson said.

"It was thought better to make an early announcement before acceptances to give trainers and jockeys more time to plan ahead than take the gamble the track would dry out in time.

"There's still a lot of surface water and no way it wouldn't be given out as a Heavy-10."

The last CRJC meeting at Coffs Harbour on March 2 was abandoned after four races and Atkinson doesn't want a repeat performance.

"Even if we don't get more rain it isn't prudent to continue and hope for sunshine," he said.

"It will help the track dry out for when racing resumes here in a fortnight."



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