COVID-19 Updates

28 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Entry Requirements for Racing Venues
Effective immediately. HRNSW advises that the following requirements relate to all harness meetings: Each person seeking entry to a venue MUST complete the Infectious Disease Declaration form and provide this form at the point of entry to the venue- NO DECLARATION NO ENTRY; As part of the Infectious...
27 Mar 2020
[QLD] Redcliffe Yearling Sale goes online in wake of COVID-19
The Redcliffe Harness Racing Club and organisers are trying to rapidly adjust the logistics for the upcoming Garrards Redcliffe Yearling Sale in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 66-lot annual Sale will still take place on Sunday April 5 but for the first time it will be entirely presented fully...
27 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Result of Testing
HRNSW advises that the results of a COVID-19 test taken from a HRNSW Steward have been received and it can be confirmed that the test result is negative. Consequently, HRNSW has determined that the race meetings scheduled for Saturday 28 March 2020 and beyond will proceed. Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW)...
26 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Further Update
HRNSW advises that the results of a COVID-19 test taken from a HRNSW Steward have still not been received. Consequently, HRNSW has determined that the race meetings scheduled for Friday 27 March 2020 will be abandoned. Nominations are still being taken for other scheduled race meetings and race fields...
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...