Racing is set to resume at the Otaki racecourse on October 22 after it withstood a track test on Wednesday where 18 horses worked on the renovated track over a variety of distances from the inside rail.
“The track looked a picture and performed in accordance with its appearance,” stipendiary steward Neil Goodwin said. “The surface was very consistent the whole way around the course.”
Several riders, including Rosie Myers, Buddy Lammas and Zinjite Moki, also expressed their approval.
There has been no racing at Otaki since early February and a drainage project has since been completed, in addition to the annual track renovation programme.