The meeting scheduled at Belmont Park today, Wednesday August 9 has been abandoned due to the state of the track following heavy rain that has fallen prior to the meeting.
Perth Racing track manager Mr Chris Nation, along with RWWA Chief Steward – Thoroughbreds Mr Brad Lewis inspected the track prior to 7am as part of a routine process when heavy rain is experienced prior to raceday.
The inspection revealed that surface water was present at sections on the winning post and also at a section prior to the crossing. Official rainfall records indicated that the Belmont Park track had received 45mm of rain since 3pm Tuesday afternoon, with further rain forecast for the remainder of today.
The meeting will not be rescheduled. RWWA will look at opportunities to add additional races to upcoming race meetings in order to provide racing opportunities for horses who were scheduled to run today.