The Mashonaland Turf Club has, regrettably, had to pull the plug on tomorrow’s scheduled race meeting at Borrowdale Park.
The MTC chairman, Gary Carter, has issued the following statement:
‘It is with great disappointment that I have to inform the followers of Borrowdale Park Racing that the meeting scheduled tomorrow is postponed.
‘On Friday the MTC were informed by the Sports and Recreation Council (SRC) of a breach of the COVID 19 protocols that had appeared on social media, and that approval was denied to hold the race meeting on Sunday 9th August.
‘The MTC appealed that decision on the grounds that it was an isolated blemish on an otherwise very successful implementation of the COVID 19 guidelines over the last three months. At this point in time the MTC has not received the outcome of that appeal and so has taken the painful decision to postpone the meeting in line with the current ruling.
‘The MTC will continue to lobby the relevant authorities for a swift return to safe racing and reaffirms its support for the measures taken by the Government of Zimbabwe to fight the spread of this pernicious disease.’