Harness Racing NSW through consultation with key industry stakeholders has finalised plans which will enable race meetings to be held in compliance with Government edits.
From today (Monday) and until further notice NSW race meetings and affiliated harness racing events will be conducted with less than 500 persons in attendance.
To satisfactorily comply without risk of exceeding the mandatory number of attendees only persons considered essential to the conduct of a race meeting or an affiliated event will be permitted entry onto race tracks or properties.
The criteria set by HRNSW as essential persons is:
Unfortunately Owners, members of the general public and wagering operators don’t meet the criteria of essential persons and thus this aspect will need to be accepted if racing is to continue unaffected and controlled by the industry and not by other agencies.
The role of the Clubs or affiliated Associations in this exercise will be to administer strict compliance to the entry to the race track of only those essential persons according to the HRNSW criteria.
Control of track and property access in paramount to compliance and therefore Clubs and affiliated Associations will be required to follow a procedure which is both practical and manageable as follows:
Licensees will also be required to assist with the access procedure as follows:
The Board Members and Executive Management of HRNSW appreciates the acceptance of these measures and procedures by all participants in the harness racing industry.
For further information contact the HRNSW Industry Development Manager Shaun Snudden on 97226600 or the HRNSW Integrity Divsion.