Racing Victoria stewards will monitor local air quality before deciding whether Wednesday’s Caulfield meeting will proceed.

Smoke haze from the state’s bushfires caused Tuesday’s Werribee meeting to be abandoned.

Racing Victoria’s chief steward Robert Cram said conditions would need to improve for the Caulfield card to go ahead.

“If it’s like today, it would be unlikely that we’d race (at Caulfield),” Cram said.

Cram said stewards would receive an update from the Bureau of Meteorology at 4pm on Tuesday but would continue to speak to the weather bureau before deciding the Caulfield meeting’s fate.

The Environmental Protection Authority rated Melbourne’s air quality as “very poor” on Tuesday.

Melbourne’s has improved marginally from the “hazardous” rating of overnight on Monday but still conditions have meant the smoke haze has remained over large parts of Victoria.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast increasing winds and a few showers on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

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