Wait still on for new trots date
THE wait is still far from over for Bundaberg region trotting fans.
After the Maryborough trots were called off earlier this month, the trotting fraternity has been eagerly awaiting a new meet date.
While Wide Bay Harness Racing Club officials had a meeting with council officials in Hervey Bay yesterday afternoon, still no date has been pencilled in to replace the meeting that was washed out at the Maryborough Showgrounds earlier this month.
Rain had left the track in no fit state to be able to hold the first trotting meeting at the venue since 1995.
Don Cross, the Wide Bay Harness Racing Club vice-president, said the outcome was now a waiting game for him and his committee.
“Damian Raedler, the racing operations manager for Harness Racing Queensland, came with us to the meeting and he put forward a few dates to council,” Cross said.
“Now it’s up to the council to see if those dates can be worked into the schedule at Maryborough Showgrounds.
“There is nothing more we can do at this stage except wait, unfortunately.”