Narooma Cup rescheduled for January 13 after abandonment

Moruya Racecourse will host the rescheduled Narooma Cup on January 13.
Moruya Racecourse will host the rescheduled Narooma Cup on January 13.

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The 2021 Narooma Cup is set to take place at Moruya Racecourse on Thursday, January 13, 2022, after being abandoned on Sunday, December 19 last year due to an electricity outage minutes before the scheduled jump.

One of the biggest races for the final weekend racing program before Christmas, the $29,000 Narooma Cup looked to set to run in front of a capacity crowd at Moruya on what was a windswept day on the coast.

But with six of the eight races completed and the Narooma Cup coming up next, electricity was lost when a branch took out the supply to the racecourse. As a result, the cup and the Class 2 handicap that was due to end the eight-race program could not take place.

"Unfortunately, due to a tree branch taking out an electricity pole on the street of the racecourse, the last two races were abandoned inclusive The Narooma Cup," Moruya Jockey Club said.

"In good news, there will still be a Club Narooma Narooma Cup on our January 13th meeting program."

Favourite and among the horses to feature heavily in the racing tips for the Narooma Cup was Girls Are Ready, who had been set to run in the race before tackling the $75,000 Moruya Cup on Monday, January 3.

The last start Canberra winner, trained by Joe Cleary, will now potentially bid to do the Moruya-Narooma Cup double the opposite way around.

The switch of the Narooma Cup into the second Moruya meeting on the new calendar year means that there will now be two Narooma Cups taking place in 2022.

The second will be staged in the traditional slot on Sunday, December 18th.

It will be another busy year of feature meetings at Moruya with the Moruya Cup having kicked things off on January 3.

Sponsors Day on January 13 will now feature the Narooma Cup, with the popular Easter Cup Day up next on Saturday, April 16.

Other feature days include Bodalla Day on Sunday, May 22, Tradies Day on Friday, July 1st, Hospitality Workers Day on Monday, July 11 and Emergency Workers Day on Tuesday, August 2.

On Sunday, August 14, it will be Clubs Day at Moruya and the month ends with TAB Meeting on Tuesday, August 30.

September begins with Pubs Day on Monday, September 13, and also features Batemans Bay Cup Day on Friday, September 30.

A huge crowd is expected to attend Melbourne Cup Day at Moruya on Tuesday, November 1 with the race that stops a nation shown on the screens.

The action for the year is once again signed off by Narooma Cup Day on Sunday, December 18.

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