Top lady: Gai Waterhouse is never short of confidence.Top lady: Gai Waterhouse is never short of confidence. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Safety always has to come first in racing, which is why the Hawkesbury standalone meeting was called off after just one race on Saturday.

The meeting was given every chance to go ahead by club officials and stewards but the jockeys were unanimous in their belief that it could not continue.

One of the great things about the big days at Hawkesbury and Wagga is that they attract big crowds, something that has become a bit of a struggle for many other clubs in the city and country. People know when the meetings are on and make plans to be there.