Incredible scenes on the Gold Coast as the Magic Millions race day is POSTPONED

Unusual scenes at the Gold Coast because the Magic Hundreds of thousands race day is POSTPONED after in a single day deluge, leaving punters annoyed and livid

  • Magic Hundreds of thousands Saturday race day postponed because of downpour at the Gold Coast
  • Protection of jockeys on ‘heavy’ observe was once of paramount significance, stewards mentioned
  • Organisers would possibly glance to degree racing over the approaching days if climate improves 

Punters were left annoyed after chronic rain noticed the Magic Hundreds of thousands race day formally postponed at the Gold Coast after simply two races.

It adopted a secret poll of riders, the place it was once determined by means of majority it was once unsafe to proceed.

The observe was once deemed too hazardous following a minimum of 22mm of downpour since Friday.

Round 1.40pm native time, stewards officially cancelled Queensland’s richest race day at the calendar.

The heavy downfall was once affecting visibility for the jockeys, with 8 of the 10 scheduled races then sensibly deserted at the observe rated as heavy.

Punters were left livid after chronic rain noticed the Magic Hundreds of thousands race day formally known as off at the Gold Coast on Saturday

The track was deemed unfit for racing by stewards on the Glitter Strip following downpour since Friday

The observe was once deemed not worthy for racing by means of stewards at the Glitter Strip following downpour since Friday

Prior to the postponement, a choice was once made by means of competing hoops to proceed on a race-by-race foundation.

But if big name jockey James McDonald reported his mount slipped in the second one race at the card when on board Desperately, Queensland Racing Integrity Fee Leader Steward Josh Adams stepped in.

‘We requested the using workforce (jockeys) to do a secret poll to make a decision in the event that they sought after to proceed on with the race assembly,’ he mentioned.

‘It was once the verdict of the using workforce to withdraw their services and products.

‘The stewards additionally had a vote and we agreed the observe isn’t (these days) secure to race on.’

The Magic Hundreds of thousands Vintage and Magic Hundreds of thousands Guineas are anticipated to be now staged on both Wednesday or Thursday.

When information filtered via trackside racing was once going to be suspended, masses have been unsatisfied.

Prepared punter Chris Ivkovic, who flew from Sydney to look at the Magic Hundreds of thousands within the flesh, was once shattered on the consequence.

‘My spouse and I have been taking a look ahead to a paranormal day,’ he instructed Day-to-day Mail Australia.

‘Unfortunately, it was a not anything day.’

Fellow racing fanatic ‘Nailor’ tweeted ‘Absolute funny story {that a} assembly of this stature may also be known as off after 12mm of rain.. (it’s) laughable.’

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