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Seymour racetrack to have extended break

The Seymour racetrack will be out of action for racing for at least another four months to allow further testing and works to be done on the surface.

Concerns were raised about the size of divots being kicked back during a meeting at Seymour in April, forcing three meetings to be transferred.

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Racing Victoria and the Seymour Racing Club announced on Wednesday they have also decided to move six meetings scheduled between June and September this year.

An RV release said that while an agronomists’ report found that the track was stable, it determined that the track had not retained appropriate moisture and nutrients which had impacted the root depth.

After more testing and some initial renovation works, a decision will be made by mid-September about the fate of meetings from October to December go ahead.

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