Albury Gold Cup meeting called off after rain hits track

One of country NSW's biggest race days postponed


Rain spoils the Albury Cup party


This was definitely one time people in country NSW may have wished that the rain came another day - on Albury Gold Cup race day.

About 22mm fell on the track on Friday morning and after an inspection stewards decided that the track was unsafe to race on - postponing one of the biggest race days in country NSW.

The main straight was lined with tents and normally up to 20,000 people descend on the course for the three-day gala event. Major horse trainers send their horses to contest the Gold cup, that is sometimes used as a lead-up to the Sydney Cup.

But rain fell this morning and a track inspection found an area at the 800 metres mark was unsafe to race on, with water pooled across the track.

It is bad luck for the club as Albury city only recorded 0.6mm, while the track took a heavier downpour.


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