Covid Crisis: Wentworth Park Meeting Abandoned

THE escalating Covid-19 outbreak in the City of Sydney region has resulted in Saturday night's Wentworth Park meeting being abandoned.

Adam Dobbin

25 June 2021

THE escalating Covid outbreak in Sydney has forced Saturday night’s Wentworth Park meeting to be abandoned.

The card was to feature the inaugural $30,000-to-the-winner GRNSW Country Challenge Final (520m) which won’t be rescheduled due to the heats of the Group 1 Vic Peters and Peter Mosman slated for next week.

The prizemoney on offer in the Country Challenge will be distributed evenly among the eight finalists.

“After consultation between Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and the Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) a decision has been made to abandon the race meeting scheduled for Wentworth Park tomorrow night, June 26,” a GRNSW spokesperson said Friday.

“With the current COVID-19 situation in the City of Sydney area, and following the recommendations and restrictions put in place by the NSW Government on Friday morning, both GRSNW and GWIC have agreed that the appropriate measures to protect all participants, track and club staff, was to call off the race meeting.

“Both GRNSW and GWIC believe this is the sensible and responsible action to take considering the current circumstances in the Sydney area.

“Wednesday night’s race meeting scheduled for Wentworth Park has been transferred to Bulli, which will carry Wentworth Park provincial prizemoney.

 “GRNSW will continue to update participants of any further news or restrictions to be put in place, through our website and social media platforms.”

It’s understood a determination on a new venue for next week’s Group 1 Vic Peters Classic and Peter Mosman Opal will be decided over the weekend.