SKY Racing's Gary Kliese and Priscilla Schmidt in the mounting yard. The Lismore Turf Club TAB meeting yesterday was washed out.
SKY Racing's Gary Kliese and Priscilla Schmidt in the mounting yard. The Lismore Turf Club TAB meeting yesterday was washed out. Brad Greenshields

Washed-out Lismore meeting could run next week

LISMORE Turf Club could re-run its washed out TAB meeting next Monday after an early afternoon storm yesterday.

That was one of the possibilities the club is looking at after deciding against a re-run of the seven-race TAB meeting on Thursday.

An early afternoon storm put paid to yesterday's meeting, forcing Northern Rivers Racing Association deputy chief steward Nathan Daniels to call off the meeting.

The track had been rated a Heavy 10 but deemed safe to race until the storm hit about 1.30pm.

"We've had a good 5mm in the last half hour,” Nathan Daniels told Sky Thoroughbred Central's Gary Kliese yesterday afternoon.

"We were hoping it would stay away and would have been safe to race but with this 5mm we're definitely off.

"We did have sunshine earlier and happy days until a half hour ago.

"There is a little possibility we could race on Thursday and we should be fine to go around.”

However, a transfer to Thursday was abandoned by Lismore Turf Club secretary manager Scott Jones.

"We've already ruled that out,” he said.

"The fields would have been very ordinary but we are looking at Monday next week, although Grafton (has a) race Tuesday and Casino has a Saturday meeting - although that is a non-TAB meeting.”

Ballina Jockey Club has its next TAB meeting on November 6.



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