OTI Racing’s Terry Henderson is another to publicly declare Melbourne’s racetracks are too hard.

Henderson, who will have two international runners in Lord Van Percy and Renew run in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield, says the horses’ programs are being determined by the hardness of the tracks.

“If we’re supposed to be caring for the welfare of the horses this is not the way to do it,” he told Racing Network on Thursday morning.

“We have to take more care – these tracks are simply too hard,” he said.

Henderson said Lord Van Percy’s program will be determined by how he recovers from racing this Saturday.

“If he won the Herbert Power on Saturday he’d be unlikely to go to the Caulfield Cup,” he said.

“He wouldn’t be able to back-up because the tracks are too hard.

"If he wins on Saturday we’ll more than likely go straight to the Melbourne Cup.

"If he doesn’t, we’ll likely go to the Lexus on Derby Day,” he said.

Henderson said the track issue was becoming very serious.

“Whatever happened to the policy of preparing ‘dead 4’ tracks at the start of a race-day?

"That seems to have disappeared at the moment,” he said.