Race times pushed back for Cup Day
RACING Queensland issued an announcement today, informing competitors and punters that the Charleville Cup races will be pushed back into the late afternoon.
It cited tomorrow's forecast temperature of 42°C as the reason for the change in schedule.
"Due to the high temperature forecast for Tuesday [October 6], the race times for the Central Warrego RC Charleville Cup non-Tab meeting have been amended.
"The first local race will now commence at 3.30pm, with 30 minute gaps between races.
"Gates will still open at 11.00am for the race meeting with full facilities available including air-conditioned halls and bars,” the industry body said.
The racing program for the Charleville Cup will now go ahead as follows:
3.30pm - Riverina Stockfeeds QTIS Maiden Plate 1100m
4pm - Frank Cavanough Memorial Ratings Band 0-50 Handicap 1200m
4.30pm - Condon Financial/Charleville Pharmacy Benchmark 55 Handicap 1400m
5pm - Charleville Tyre Service/Charleville Concrete Benchmark 60 Handicap 1000m
5.30pm - Blue Hills Thoroughbred Stud Country Cups Challenge Qualifier/Charleville Cup Open Handicap 1620m