GRNSW Hot Weather Policy - Dubbo and Wagga Friday Meeting Times Altered

GRNSW Hot Weather Policy - Dubbo and Wagga Friday Meeting Times Altered

09/01/2018
GRNSW News

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) advises that both the Dubbo and Wagga Friday meetings have been altered due to extreme temperatures forecast in the area.

Dubbo has been moved earlier in the day and will now start at 10am Friday, January 12. Kennelling will occur between 8.30am - 9:15am with scratchings to close by Thursday 4pm.

Wagga has been moved later in the day and will now start at 7.04pm Friday, January 12. Kennelling will occur between 5.34pm - 6.19pm with scratchings to close at the normal time.

Temperatures at Dubbo are forecast to reach 41°C, while the mercury is set to hit 39°C at Wagga on Friday.

The safety and welfare of greyhounds is of paramount concern for GRNSW in determining whether a race meeting or individual races on a program should proceed, be delayed or abandoned in hot weather conditions.

Decisions to transfer or cancel meetings are made after careful consideration and continual monitoring of the forecast weather conditions with GRNSW also taking into account the predicted temperature for travel times to and from the venue as well as at the track.

Under GRNSW’s Hot Weather Policy, stewards may abandon a race meeting in the event the temperature rises above 38°C or is likely to rise above this temperature.

Clubs must also abandon trials where the temperature rises above 38°C or when the temperature is likely to rise above 38°C.

Participants are encouraged to regularly check the GRNSW website for any race schedule changes due to extreme heat.

A copy of the policy can be found here.