COVID-19 Updates

24 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Racing Returns to Wagin
Following the announcement by the WA Government regarding Phase 4 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, race meetings and trials will be able to re-open to the public under certain conditions. As a result, our racing venue footprint, which was reduced to three race clubs in March and extended...
23 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Stakes and Bonuses Set to Return to 100%
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that prizemoney and bonuses across all three codes of racing will be returned to 100% effective from 1 August 2020. Since Monday 6 April, in addition to reductions in its own cost base, RWWA made the decision to reduce prizemoney and associated...
29 May 2020
[NSW] NSW Regionalisation Strategy Eased
HRNSW today addressed the regionalisation strategy which will be eased as follows: From June 1 – Race meetings will be conducted at Parkes, Leeton, Dubbo and Young to compliment the meetings at Bathurst and Wagga. From June 13 – Horses from outside of the Metropolitan Region will be able...
1 May 2020
[NSW] HRNSW Prizemoney and Operational Cost Reductions
Due the profound impact on wagering revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic HRNSW has reluctantly taken the measure to reduce base prizemoney levels by 20% and cut operational costs. “This was a difficult decision to make however with the significant downturn in wagering revenue what with the...
30 Apr 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Stablehands & Stable Representatives Notification Requi
27 Apr 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - HRNSW Update to Trials
Following continued review and consideration of the conduct of trials and horses engaged in trials, it has been determined that trials will again be open to all horses, effective immediately. Clubs must ensure that trials continue to be conducted in accordance with the HRNSW COVID-19 protocols and the...
24 Apr 2020
[WA] WA Drivers Colours (COVID-19 Protocol)
As part of its biosecurity measures RWWA has mandated racing silks cannot be worn by more than one driver at a race meeting. For stables with multiple runners at a race meeting it is the responsibility of the trainer to ensure they issue a clean set of silks to each driver they engage to drive at the...
24 Apr 2020
[NSW] Changes to Trot NSW
HRNSW advises that the 2020 Trot NSW Finals have been move to October in line with the Breeders Challenge Series. The retention of the Finals at Tabcorp Park Menangle will allow horses to compete on the premier track and was paramount in the decision. A transfer which provides owners and trainers the...
21 Apr 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Field Selection, Handicapping & Programming during Covid-19 Regionalisation
Effective fields selected from Monday 27th April 2020 During Regionalisation it is important to ensure horses are gaining starts as often as possible. The below changes are designed to simplify our Field Selection, Handicapping and Programming. Put simply a maximum eight (8) races will be programmed...
14 Apr 2020
[QLD] RQ announces permitted inter-state conditions for standardbreds
Racing Queensland has announced it will now allow conditional horse movement for inter-state standardbreds for the purposes of racing. Standardbred horses which meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria are permitted to enter Queensland for racing purposes and contest the following features....