The season opener at the Dresden-Seidnitz racecourse was canceled after just one race. The cause was problems with functioning.
Dresden – Great excitement after the first race at the season a premiere Dresden-Seidnitz. As the surprise winner Heidi Heigh crossed the finish line at a gallop in front of the large crowd of over 9000 Turffani in the Titans race, the jockeys went to race control.
Race management spokesman Andreas Meißner explained: “The riders complained about the ground, it was very slippery. Safe driving was not possible given the ground conditions. No jockey felt able to continue riding in these conditions.” .
The mare Mandys Girl fell in the first race and her rider Maike Riehl landed on the grass. Fortunately, nothing happened to the duo.
A commission made up of representatives of the race management, jockeys, coaches and heads of the Dresden Racing Association then inspected the track and came to the conclusion that the races could not continue.
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Extreme outsider Heidi Heigh and the team from the Czech Republic around the Arenzo stable and jockey Leon Wolff occupy a sad and lonely place in Dresden’s racing history.
DRV chairman Michael Becker in the first statement: “Of course we are deeply disappointed that race day had to be canceled. But safety is the top priority. If the jockeys say it’s not possible, then it is. But a gigantic one was created for us Damage. I’m so sorry for the visitors. “
The cancellation is particularly bitter for the car club because the gallop was organized as a “sports racing day” in Dresden and all the big clubs – from Dynamo soccer players about DSC volleyball players up to the second division handball players of the HC Elbflorenz or the Eislöwen – had sponsored one of the eight races.