COVID-19 Updates

26 Mar 2020
[AUS] APG Race Series: COVID-19 Update
The Board of Australian Pacing Gold met today (26 March) to determine the best way forward for Series 29 [3yo] and Series 30 [2yo] Events planned for April and May 2020. Given the closure of State Borders, it is not possible to conduct either the 2yo or 3yo Series races as planned. Accordingly, in consultation...
26 Mar 2020
[SA] Media release regarding SA Trial Meetings
Media Release Suspension of Trials Meetings Effective immediately all trials meetings in South Australia have been suspended. Connections of horses wishing to qualify, or those under embargo are asked to contact the Chairman of Stewards for alternative arrangements. These measures taken further mitigate...
26 Mar 2020
[VIC] Update for Victorian licensed participants
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) reminds participants that Victorian trots meetings for today and tomorrow have been cancelled, with a decision on meetings from Saturday on still to be made. In the interim, nominations are still being taken for all scheduled meetings and race fields will be drawn up as...
26 Mar 2020
[QLD] RQ introduces self-isolation period
Racing Queensland has advised that any licensed participant who arrives in the state from tomorrow will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period before being permitted onto a Queensland racecourse. With racing presently being conducted under stringent health measures due to the...
25 Mar 2020
[QLD] QLD - Claiming Races Removed From Programs
Racing Queensland has made the decision to remove claiming races from harness racing programs from this Sunday. The decision has been made due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, which limit race meeting attendances and have necessitated RQ staff to work remotely with limited payment options. To maintain...
25 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - UPDATE
HRNSW advises that the person who was in attendance at the Penrith Harness meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020 who had previously been in direct contact with another individual outside of the harness racing industry who was confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, is an employee of the Penrith...
25 Mar 2020
[QLD] Redcliffe Yearling Sales on hold
The Redcliffe Harness Racing Club has announced next month’s coveted Yearling Sale will not proceed as scheduled. Slated to be held on Sunday, April 5, the second and final standardbred sale in Queensland for the year had 66 lots catalogued which represented 26 different sires. Burwood Stud, who...
24 Mar 2020
[WA] Gloucester Park Race Meeting Abandoned
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) have made the decision to abandon tonight’s race meeting at Gloucester Park. Today Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) reported they had established that a participant at the Penrith meeting held on Thursday, 19 March had been in contact with a person...
24 Mar 2020
[QLD] Important COVID-19 information for Queensland harness racing
Racing Queensland has announced further measures to ensure business continuity of harness racing operations in response to COVID-19. As part of these measures, some RQ staff will be performing their work functions from home as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Restricted on-course access At the start of last...
24 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - URGENT HRNSW INDUSTRY NOTICE
HRNSW Management advises that they are currently monitoring the health of a person who was in attendance at the Penrith Harness meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020 and who had previously been in direct contact with a person from outside the industry who has confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus....