Muswellbrook Wild Card switched to Scone

Muswellbrook's Country Championship Wild Card meeting is the latest NSW program to be switched as poor weather continues to lash the region.

After an inspection of the track by stewards on Friday it was decided to transfer Sunday's meeting to Scone on safety grounds.

Original race fields, starting times and barrier draws remain the same with 1, 6, 7 and 8 - which were to be conducted over 1280m - amended to 1300m.

The move to Scone follows Thursday's late change of venue for the latest Provincial Championship qualifier from Kembla Grange to Goulburn.

The Wild Card is the last chance for horses to gain a place in the field for the $400,000 Country Championship final six days later.

The wet weather has also prompted a change for Saturday's Newcastle meeting which has been transferred from the Beaumont track to the course proper.

The first race has been increased from 2200 to 2300m and races 3 and 5 have gone from 1150 to 1200m.
 

SYDNEY, March 24 AAP