Yesterday’s Cranbourne Cup meeting was postponed after one race due to high winds making it unsafe for racing. Jockeys took their horses to the barriers for the second race but brought them back as the winds gained strength. Racing Victoria racing operations manager Paul Bloodworth said the barriers were moving because of the wind.
"There were issues with the barriers actually raising off the ground due to the wind," Bloodworth told Racing.com. Bloodworth said the option to run the meeting under lights when the wind was expected to abate was quickly dismissed. "We did discuss the option of waiting until later tonight but stewards and the vets raised issues with welfare of horses having to wait around for another five hours," he said.
Cranbourne Cup Postponed Due to High Winds