Race times for an upcoming Stony Creek meeting have been brought forward to avoid the hottest part of the day.
Thursday’s seven-race card will begin at 1pm with the final race at 4pm.
The Bureau of Meteorology expects the temperature to peak at Stony Creek at 37 degrees around 5pm on Thursday and with that in mind Racing Victoria has brought the meeting forward.
RV will monitor the weather ahead of Thursday’s night meeting at Pakenham which is scheduled to go ahead as planned with the first race at 6pm and the last of eight at 9.30pm.
With meetings at Werribee on Friday and The Valley that night, RV will monitor the forecast as temperatures of around 40 degrees are expected.