Eight-horse fields, eight-race programs from Thursday

23 March 2020 | Harness Racing Victoria

Commencing from meetings on Thursday 26 March, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) will be limiting race meetings to eight-horse fields and eight-race cards in an effort to limit the number of people required to congregate in one place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Each race will have two emergencies. In the case of race meetings where nine or more race codes are programmed, select races will be earmarked 'standby' events in advance. These 'standby' races will only proceed in the event any of the remaining eight races are deleted due to insufficient acceptors.  

A determination on Friday/Saturday meetings will be decided in the next 24 hours.

As always your understanding is appreciated in these testing times.