Racing at Ballinrobe had to be abandoned after just three races yesterday (Monday) evening due to issues with the racing surface.

A track inspection was called before race four got underway , when a deputation of jockeys called into the steward’s room after some had voiced their concerns over “track issues”.

Trainers were then sought to give their opinion before the decision was made to call off proceedings.

The Manager of Ballinrobe Race Track John Flannelly has apologised to punters in attendance and told Midwest Radio today that that all race goers received a voucher for the next race meet.

He said the decision to call off proceedings has significant financial implications for Ballinrobe and is likely to have implications nationally for flat racing.

Mr Flannelly said he did not agree with the decision to call off the meet, but said he complied fully with it.

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