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    So are you saying we are history?
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    Maybe we are history
    I was at Melton tonight with a good program including 2 Gp1ís
    We left at 9.45 after R8 of 10
    We spent most of our time in the cafe
    When we left there were 8 left in there
    But it would have been down to 20 at most after R7 the main race
    At its peak there would have been 40 plus in there - it would only seat 60

    The main dining lounge was pretty full mid evening but after R8 there were only 2 tables/groups of 8-10 left
    One a large trotting family who recently suffered a major disaster
    They we know to be trots followers - how many of the other diners were, would be a guess

    The 2 public areas still busy when we left were the pokies and the sportsbar which both have little or no connection to the track - they both would have still had 50 in them at 9.45
    But I think the same facilities without the trots would be doing the same trade

    I donít know how many were in attendance for private functions in private rooms like the Legends or whether they were trot related

    I enjoyed my evening in the cafe
    And sure it was a breezy night and Collingwood were in a final on TV
    But as an event it was a bit underwhelming
    Just like the stables and parade ring are compared to Menangle (I just had to repeat that because they are so so average)

    Melton will always be good enough for a rusted on like me and appeal to the general public on a balmy summer evening
    But for the other 40 or so weeks of the year, I think Ballarat and possibly a couple of others, have them covered

    (Apologies for all the Buts)
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    Stewards, VTDA to inspect Melton track on Friday

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...ack-on-friday/

    Does anybody know anything more about this?
    Obviously there has been some work on the track in the 4 weeks since it was last used but this sounds more like there was a problem
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    They are telling us on TrotsVision the problem they have had with the inside lanes of the Melton track

    Why was this not stated clearly in the articles they have posted on thetrots.com

    It is mind-boggling that this info is only coming out now!
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