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Racing Victoria To Transfer Grand Nationals From Sandown To Allow Remedial Work

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 15

There will be no metropolitan jumps racing in Melbourne for the rest of the season, "with meetings transferred from Sandown to allow remedial work on the troubled Hillside and Lakeside tracks," according to the AAP. Racing Victoria "will work with other clubs to facilitate the transfer of 10 meetin...

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