Rain ruins racing at Coffs club
THE Coffs Harbour Racing Club is getting sick and tired of the rain that has been falling from the heavens recently.
This afternoon’s planned twilight TAB meeting has had to be abandoned after nearly seven inches of rain fell on the track in the space of only 28 hours.
This comes on top of the club’s race meeting held a fortnight ago that was abandoned after the running of only three races due to the condition of the track.
While extremely disappointed with the bad luck that has befallen them of late, it’s still all systems go for the club that was last week named as the best racing club in Country NSW.
While the horses may not be on the track today, there is still plenty of activities for those who planned to spend the day trackside as the club hosts a “phantom” race day with TAB facilities as well as the usual bar and bistro service available in the auditorium. Punters will also be able to place bets on interstate races held today at Ipswich, Mt Gambier and Pakenham with bookmakers.
All of the Christmas functions booked for today’s race day will also be going ahead as planned.
The club’s eyes are now firmly fixed on the three race days being held through the Christmas and New Year period.
A TAB meeting is being held in Coffs Harbour on Thursday, December 30 with a picnic meeting being held on New Year’s Day.
The extremely popular Pink Sinks Race Day is being held on Sunday, January 9.