There will be no metropolitan jumps racing in Melbourne for the rest of the season, with meetings transferred from Sandown to allow remedial work on the troubled Hillside and Lakeside tracks.

Racing Victoria will work with other clubs to facilitate the transfer of 10 meetings from Sandown, which was due to host the Australian Hurdle and Steeplechase on May 30 and the Grand National Hurdle and Steeplechase meetings on July 12 and July 26 respectively.

Already this year, a hurdle and steeplechase planned for Sandown on April 22 were transferred to Ballarat the following day.