VHHRC secures two more race days
AN additional two race meets have put on the calendar for Victor Harbor Harness Racing Club, backing on to its traditional New Year's meeting. VHHRC president Lynton Bishop said the club secured two extra race meetings in 2019 on January 14 and April 21. "Originally we were offered three meetings either Sunday or Mondays and we agreed to take the Sunday timeslots," Bishop said. When the draft came back from Harness Racing SA, the three meetings were all on Mondays, including Australia Day and Easter Monday. Bishop said the club was unanimous in rejecting the recommendations, and agreed not to race unless the proposed timeslots were changed. With negotiations, VHHRC was awarded Monday, January 14 and Sunday, April 21, which falls on Easter Sunday. "HRSA, like us, also wants to maximise its investment and that includes having Sky 1 telecast their meetings at every opportunity," Bishop said. "At this time the first two meetings will be on Sky 1." This season, the Victor Harbor Cup will be moved from the traditional Easter Sunday meet to December 31 to coincide with the Country Cups circuit. Bishop said these dates should be put in the calendar for families to plan a great day out. "We provide entertainment for the younger children including a jumping castle, also our drinks and beverages are not over priced as we a conscious of not wanting people to believe they are being excessively charged," he said.