The Shepparton Gold Cup was abandoned last night as a power outage was responsible for forcing the call from racing stewards.
The first six races went ahead during the biggest night of the Shepparton Harness Racing Club's year before issues arose prior to the seventh, and main, event.
A strong crowd left without seeing local hope San Carlo race in the Gold Cup but the club's general manager Ian McDonald said there was no other option.
"It was very disappointing for the club and the spectators but driver safety was paramount in making the decision," he said.
The event has been rescheduled for later in the year.
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