The management of Wagga's new multimillion dollar harness racing track is under fire after the last two races were abandoned on Friday.
Stewards declared the track unsafe to race on despite 0.2 millimetres of rainfall during the meeting.
An issue with the track maintenance after an attempt to condition the track left plenty of participants frustrated.
There were few more so than Goulburn trainer-driver Brad Hewitt.
Hewitt brought two horses to the races and both were the favourites heading into the last two races before the meeting was abandoned.
"It's ridiculous," Hewitt said.
"We haven't even had rain here yet and look at the mess it's made.
"I said the first time we raced here that if it rained it would be gone as the track is slippery and it's not even wet."
Hewitt believes the track will need to be resurfaced or it will continue to have problems dealing with wet weather.
He expects to be travelling to Bathurst more in winter to increase the likelihood of horses being able to race.
The region's leading reinsman Blake Jones was set for his only drive for the day, after being granted a stay on his six-week suspension, before the meeting was called off.
He was horrified by the situation, especially after a previous incident on the new track.
"It amazes how it continues to happen," Jones said.
"People are trying to make a living out of harness racing and then this happens."
Wagga chief executive Graeme White is already working on finding a solution to the problem.
Especially with feature meetings on the horizon.
"We got a little bit of rain and obviously the track was very susceptible to it," White said.
"It's a real shame and we're going to have to get to the bottom of it as we race next Friday,
"We have Ladex coming out to check the track to make sure everything is right to go ahead."
Ladex were given the tender to build the new track, which was been in operation for the last five months.
It is the first time it has been tested in the wet, with issues on two turns the most worrying.
Wagga holds heats of the NSW Breeders Challenge Regional series on July 26, which will be the club's first night meeting, with four group two finals to be run on August 4.
Ellen Bartley took out overall honours before the dramatic conclusion to the meeting.
She drove a winning double after combining with De Lancome before the well-supported Majoress Jujon saluted.
Backed from $34 into $13 the Gerard Cooper-trained mare led all the way.