Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
1 minute read
27 Nov 2021
2:01 pm

Summer Cup meeting postponed to Tuesday

Mike Moon

Officials, jockeys and trainers conducted a track inspection at 1.15pm and the decision to postpone was taken at 1.30pm.

Saturday's Summer Cup meeting at Turffontein has been postponed to Tuesday. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

The Gauteng Summer Cup race meeting at Johannesburg’s Turffontein racecourse on Saturday was postponed to Tuesday due to thunderstorms and persistent heavy rain.

The entire programme, including the Grade 1 R2-million main event – Johannesburg’s premier horse race – and five supporting features, will replace a planned Vaal racecourse fixture on the schedule.

The Vaal meeting has been abandoned.

The first of the 10 races was due to start at 11.35am but was delayed as storms swirled to the south of the city. Intermittent rain had fallen across the Highveld for several days leading up to the weekend, but a window of respite had been forecast.

Officials, jockeys and trainers conducted a track inspection at 1.15pm and the decision to postpone was taken at 1.30pm.

All bets placed on the Turffontein meeting will be refunded.