Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Trials

30 March 2020

A number of changes have been made in regards to trials in NSW at least until the end of the current racing season (31 August 2020).


  • All clubs will be permitted to conduct trials.
  • No trials to be conducted before April 1 2020.
  • Only horses needing to Qualify, Re-Qualify or that haven’t had a race start in 3 months are permitted to trial.
  • Green trials can be conducted, horses will need to be Named and Unqualified. Each horse will only be permitted to contest 2 green trials. Nominations for green trials will need to be made via HarnessWeb.
  • Nominations for trials and green trials will close at 10.30am 2 days prior to the trials at which time trainers will need to notify drivers and any stablehands attending. Stablehands are to be added to the comments box when nominating.
  • The same Bio Security measures will be place for trails as Race Meetings including thecompletion of the Infectious Disease Declaration.
  • Essential staff, Trainers Drivers and Stablehands only permitted on Course.
  • Licensees will need to produce their current license to gain access to the race course.
  • If a club does not comply with any conditions including the HRNSW trial policy, their approval to conduct trials will be reviewed.

Contact the racing office can be via email Or by phone 1300 797 539


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