Another race meeting washed out at Murrumbidgee Turf Club as Southern District Racing Association lose five in a row

LACK OF RACING: Murrumbidgee Turf Club's race meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been washed out, with little hope of going ahead on Saturday either.

LACK OF RACING: Murrumbidgee Turf Club's race meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been washed out, with little hope of going ahead on Saturday either.

SOUTHERN District Racing Association (SDRA) has lost their fifth consecutive race meeting due to wet weather.

The race meeting scheduled for Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC) on Tuesday has been abandoned due to the waterlogged nature of the Wagga track.

It is the second Wagga meeting in four days that has been washed out and the fifth straight meeting in the SDRA, which includes Cup days at Griffith and Jerilderie.

Wagga trainer Tim Donnelly will take three horses to race at Echuca on Tuesday given the MTC washouts and said the current situation is becoming increasingly frustrating.

“It is, especially for horses that you have programmed races for a long way ahead,” Donnelly said.

“Owners have no chance of a return.”

Racing NSW has moved Tuesday’s Wagga race meeting to Saturday in a bid to provide racing for SDRA participants.

Although with about 30 millimetres of rain forecast for Wagga midweek, the outlook for Saturday does not appear bright.

MTC chief executive Scott Sanbrook said any rain this week would almost certainly rule out Saturday’s race meeting.

“It’s just non-stop,” Sanbrook said.

“There’s no way we could race (Tuesday) but without any further rain we’re a possibility (for Saturday). Any further rain would make it almost impossible.”

The MTC track received another 15 millimetres of rain on Sunday, after receiving about five inches in the previous fortnight.

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