Track repairs underway Feb 6.
6 February 2011 - Bendigo Harness Racing Club will race on Monday night (7th Feb.) at Lords Raceway despite Friday night's heavy rain storm flooding and guttering the racetrack.
A track team spear-headed by Bendigo based HRV consultant Graeme Maher worked around the clock Sunday to repair the raceway which was stripped of material to beneath its base in some sections. Maher, BHRC track curator, Chris Boseley, Tom Byrne, Len Maher and Graeme's sons Steve and Brett Maher worked with grader specialist Bob "Bluey" Truscott and Ray Fitzgibbons to repair the surface and bring it back to race condition. "This was the worst washout I have seen on this track," Graeme Maher said. "It was no good looking at it though, we just had to get in and fix it."
Maher praised the skills of machinery operators Truscott and Fitzgibbons and said that work on the track surface will continue through Monday to get it perfect for racing.
Anyone that inspected the track after the Friday rainstorm which flooded the district and then again after more rain fell on Saturday would have given 'cricket score' odds about Bendigo racing on Monday. Well done to the entire team that worked on the track repair. - David Aldred