COVID-19 Updates

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
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....
24 Mar 2020
[SA] Notice for SA Participants
Update for SA harness racing participants Further to my letter yesterday we are continuing to address the consequences of COVID-19 and its effect on our industry. At this time it is important that we apply our best endeavours to mitigate any and all risks to everyone in our sport and also the general...
24 Mar 2020
[SA] Amendments to Feature Race Programme
Amendments to Feature Race Programme As a consequence of COVID-19 Harness Racing SA has reviewed its feature race calendar for the remainder of season. The major races set down for April and May being: The Golden Nursery set down 18th and 25th April 2020 – which will proceed as programmed. The...
24 Mar 2020
[AUS] Interstate Travel Restrictions to Impact APG Race Series
In consultation with the Controlling Bodies in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, APG regrettably announces that the proposed Series 29 and 30 events leading to National Finals in Victoria on 9th May 2020 cannot take place as planned due to prohibitions regarding movement across State borders....
23 Mar 2020
[NSW] Corona Virus Update (COVID-19) - Important Announcement
Important announcement - The Government today advised that racing (all three codes) will continue in NSW. Protocols in place and those that will be introduced must be strictly followed. Hygiene and the reporting of potential illness must be absolute and there must be a zero risk approach adopted for...
23 Mar 2020
[VIC] Rolling COVID-19 coverage: HRV CEO Dayle Brown on bold plans to keep racing
Smaller fields and less races, the potential of a Tabcorp Park Melton quarantine and care for horses in the event of a shutdown were all discussed when Harness Racing Victoria CEO Dayle Brown joined Gareth Hall on RSN 927 today. CLICK HERE FOR STORY
22 Mar 2020
[VIC] CEO Dayle Brown joins Auber, Warren to update on COVID19
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) CEO Dayle Brown attended Tabcorp Park Melton ahead of tonight's Melton Plate program to update the industry on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown was joined by Rob Auber, from the Victorian Harness Racing Club, and Steve Warren, secretary of...
18 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus HRNSW Additional Protocols - Effective Immediately
Following the Government imposition of a limit of 100 persons for indoor gatherings, HRNSW has introduced the following protocols, effective immediately, to ensure compliance: All Harness Racing Clubs Race Meetings to be restricted to 8 races (exception to be Bathurst during Gold Crown Carnival); Trainers...