The all trotters day at Coolamon is no more.
Trainers unwillingness to travel to the track was one of the main reasons the unique race day has been moved.
The club was chosen as the venue for the meeting four years ago but waning support by participants has seen a change of plans.
A number of the features run at Coolamon will spread around the calendar with the mares group three feature, the La Coocaracha to be run at Menangle on May 21.
Harness Racing NSW chief executive John Dumesny does not believe it is the end of the concept in a state not renown for its trotters.
“It is a rethink all together with the trotters association,” Dumensy said.
“It’s certainly not an abandonment of the whole thing.
“At Coolamon last year it was very poorly attended as far as nominations and they were unfortunate enough to be washed to out.”
Dumesny believes Wagga’s new track will eventually hold the meeting as the former NSW Trotters Association looks to rebuild itself.
An all trotters meeting was originally penciled in for Wagga this season but plans were aborted due to the delays in gaining approval for the new track.
Dumesny is confident everything remains on track for the new 1070m circuit and anticipates work will begin by the end of the financial year.
“All is going well but there is a lot of conditions that we are working through,” he said. “We will make sure we have everything right.”
Consultants are working on satisfying the pre-conditions set down by Wagga City Council and tenders are expected to released early in the new year.
Wagga is the second track to be built following Bathurst’s new course, which took 12 months to complete.
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