Good to go 

By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk

As the countdown continues to the first meeting of the “new” season, racecourse manager John Denton says Addington “will be ready to race”.

The first trials at the track since the COVID-19 outbreak will be held tomorrow (Thursday) and in preparation for that Denton and his crew have been busy re-laying the surface.

All the old chip and sand was removed, before we “put 320 tons (290 tonnes) back on.”

‘The work was done over three and a half days, we’re more than confident it will be a good track over the winter months”, says Denton.

With Friday and Sunday racing scheduled for Addington the track is going to see plenty of action.

Denton says the track is constantly assessed and tweaked, especially before major events like the Cup meeting in November. 

Thursday’s trials are expected to attract plenty of horses and interest, with the first meetings proper set down for May 29 at Addington and then Ascot Park in Invercargill the next day.

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