It's just absolute time for everyone to admit.....Sand Based Profiles don't work
.....it's just straight out animal cruelty.
Flemington with its absurd "nuclear medicine" demands for it's biggest race.
You only have to look at Eagle Farm to see the failure there......horses winning races on the strip where the ambulance comes down.
At least RV did not waste any more time and money on Seymour, when it became clear and obvious.
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Seymour track to be reconstructed
Racing Victoria Staff@RacingVictoria
30 December, 2020
Racing Victoria (RV), Country Racing Victoria (CRV) and the Seymour Racing Club (SRC) have today announced their intention to reconstruct the Seymour racetrack.
The decision has been made to end the ongoing uncertainty for the industry and local community around the future performance of the track and its ability to host scheduled race meetings.
Seymour has encountered issues around stability and consistency of year-round performance following its reconstruction in 2015-16. A renovation was undertaken in early 2020 to re-introduce warm climate kikuyu grass which was expected to consolidate across a full summer growing period.
Despite making progress over spring, the track has not yet reached an acceptable standard and whilst it would be expected to improve into 2021, RV, CRV and SRC agree that it is now time to provide the industry with greater certainty around the track.
In light of the issues experienced with stability, the reconstructed track will be built on a more traditional loam-based profile than the predominantly sand-based profile which was installed in 2015-16 to enhance drainage among other benefits.
The Tracks Advisory Panel has assisted RV, CRV and SRC in the evaluation process, along with respected turf consultant Peter Anderson from SportsTurf. In addition, Sandown Racecourse Manager, Tim Bailey, has been engaged to oversee the implementation of the project to reconstruct the track.
The reconstruction will commence in the opening quarter of 2021 with racing not expected to resume before the spring of 2022 and only when the track has appropriately consolidated.
You could be reading about Flemington reading this....."enhance drainage and other benefits"