Toodyay races scratched – Cup moves to Belmont

A tangle of electrical wires festoons the leaky roof and water damaged ceiling over the TAB betting area which is used to store race-day cash and electronic gambling equipment.

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY’s annual Picnic Race Day has been scratched because the main undercover betting and bar area is unsafe.

This year’s Toodyay Cup will be run at Belmont instead, with buses in September for local punters who wish to attend.

The cancellation is a financial blow to many local community organisations, accommodation providers and traders who rely on the annual influx of thousands of tourists from Perth and elsewhere to one of WA’s best picnic race days.

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