PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE
SUBJECT: New times for postponed Cup Day race meeting
DATE: Saturday 27 November 2021
RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming
Today’s postponed Summer Cup race meeting will now take place at Turffontein on Tuesday with Race 1 at 11:40.
With no rain forecast and good-to-soft going, Joburg’s biggest race meeting of the year was on track to go ahead as scheduled until lightning moving in from the south forced Race 1 to be delayed.
The lightning proved the forerunner of a storm that had blown up in the south, but with only 5mm more rain having been recorded by noon, it was thought that racing would be able to proceed, albeit later than scheduled, once the storm had passed.
Unfortunately, a second larger storm had developed on the heels of the first one and by 13:15 another 15mm of rain had fallen. An inspection confirmed that not only was the track no longer safe for racing, but that it was most unlikely that it would be possible on race on Sunday.
With no end to the rain in sight, it was then decided to postpone the meeting until Tuesday 30 November, a decision later proved correct by ongoing rain through the afternoon.
The order of races remains unchanged for Tuesday, but new starting times are as follows:
Race 1: 11:40
Race 2: 12:10
Race 3: 12:45
Race 4: 13:20
Race 5: 13:55
Race 6: 14:30
Race 7: 15:05
Race 8: 15:40
Race 9: 16:20
Race 10: 16:55