COVID-19 Updates

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....
9 Apr 2020
[QLD] Racing Queensland's PACE Magazine now online
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting usual racing schedules, Racing Queensland's PACE Magazine for harness racing will be only available online for the near future. You can read both current and archived editions of the magazine below: PACE Magazine (for harness) The print format will return, but...
7 Apr 2020
[WA] RWWA Harness Stakes Reduction Advice
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advised last week it will be reducing prizemoney and associated bonuses by 20% effective from Monday 6 April. To review revised stakemoney levels refer to the RWWA webpage:
31 Mar 2020
[WA] WA Racing Update - 31 March 2020
In light of the national and international public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impact on Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA’s) income, the decision has been made to reduce overall expenditures to sustain and boost the WA racing industry over the longer...
30 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Trials
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...
30 Mar 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Drivers Colours
To strengthen the biosecurity measures implemented by HRNSW, effective immediately, HRNSW advises that all drivers MUST only wear one set of drivers colours for all race meetings in NSW. Under no circumstances are race colours to be shared by drivers at race meetings. The use of Club colours will be...
29 Mar 2020
[QLD] RQ - Temperature Testing for Harness Racing Participants
Racing Queensland has announced mandatory temperature testing will be rolled out at all harness racing meetings from this week. With a raft of biosecurity measures already in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, temperature testing will commence at Albion Park on Tuesday, March 31 and all future meetings...
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...