COVID-19 Updates

3 Jul 2020
[NSW] Interstate Travel – Compulsory Quarantined Period
Effective immediately, the following Protocols will apply to Interstate Travel. Any Harness Racing Participant entering NSW following interstate travel for any reason is required to immediately notify HRNSW Stewards, and will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 clear days once returning to NSW....
1 Jul 2020
[WA] WA - Advice re North Eastern Districts Council Derby (1st August 2020)
Due to the disruptions to racing opportunities in the North Eastern Districts due to the COVID -19 pandemic the strict conditions surrounding eligibility for this race have been reviewed. RWWA is aware that horses may have been transferred outside the Council area to ensure that their preparation continued...
25 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Pinjarra Trials Return to Normal
Further to the WA Premier's announcement of the implementation of Phase 4 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA the Pinjarra Harness Racing Club will return to their normal trial roster in July. Commencing 5th July Pinjarra will conduct trials three weeks out of every month.
24 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Racing Returns to the Central Wheatbelt
Following the announcement by the WA Government regarding Phase 4 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, race meetings and trials will be able to re-open to the public under certain conditions. As a result, our racing venue footprint, which was reduced to three race clubs in March and extended...
24 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Racing Returns to Wagin
Following the announcement by the WA Government regarding Phase 4 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, race meetings and trials will be able to re-open to the public under certain conditions. As a result, our racing venue footprint, which was reduced to three race clubs in March and extended...
23 Jun 2020
[WA] WA - Stakes and Bonuses Set to Return to 100%
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that prizemoney and bonuses across all three codes of racing will be returned to 100% effective from 1 August 2020. Since Monday 6 April, in addition to reductions in its own cost base, RWWA made the decision to reduce prizemoney and associated...
29 May 2020
[NSW] NSW Regionalisation Strategy Eased
HRNSW today addressed the regionalisation strategy which will be eased as follows: From June 1 – Race meetings will be conducted at Parkes, Leeton, Dubbo and Young to compliment the meetings at Bathurst and Wagga. From June 13 – Horses from outside of the Metropolitan Region will be able...
1 May 2020
[NSW] HRNSW Prizemoney and Operational Cost Reductions
Due the profound impact on wagering revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic HRNSW has reluctantly taken the measure to reduce base prizemoney levels by 20% and cut operational costs. “This was a difficult decision to make however with the significant downturn in wagering revenue what with the...
30 Apr 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Stablehands & Stable Representatives Notification Requi
27 Apr 2020
[NSW] Coronavirus (COVID-19) - HRNSW Update to Trials
Following continued review and consideration of the conduct of trials and horses engaged in trials, it has been determined that trials will again be open to all horses, effective immediately. Clubs must ensure that trials continue to be conducted in accordance with the HRNSW COVID-19 protocols and the...