Another popular Victorian racing country carnival has had its meetings cut because of COVD-19 restrictions.
The three-day meeting at Swan Hill, scheduled for June 5, 6 and 7, has been reduced to one day, June 7.
It follows the reduction of May’s three-day Warrnambool carnival to two days, an all-jumps program on May 5 and a feature flat meeting the following day.
Caulfield Cup winner Elvstroem and his Group One winning half-brother Haradasun both launched their careers at Swan Hill during the three-day carnival.
Swan Hill Jockey Club chief executive Aaron Garvie said it was not ideal having the three-day carnival consolidated into one day in 2020 but with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place it was the correct decision.
Racing Victoria said Donald would now hold the meeting on June 5 while the Apsley Cup will move from June 7 to June 6 and transferred from Edenhope to Casterton.
To restrict travel, Racing Victoria has transferred the Mildura meeting on May 11 to Swan Hill.
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