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Trainers Support Vic "Race-Free Mondays"
Leading trainer Anthony Freedman welcomed the proposal for race-free Victorian Mondays, describing it as an "act of goodwill back to the participants" reported The Herald-Sun. Freedman said the increase in night meetings (33 are scheduled for the 2012-13 season, an increase of 10 on this season) would cover a portion of the Monday meetings lost & noted: "It would seem a fair deal for all." And John Alducci, chief executive of the Victorian branch of the Australian Trainers' Association, said a no-racing day would "ease the burden on trainers whose day had been extended". Alducci said there had been an increase in twilight meetings this season & night racing would increase from 23 to 33 meetings next season. He summed up: "It's certainly worth considering. If the financial figures stack up, then why not? Trainers would be in favour of anything that would take the pressure off them."