The Executive of Harness Racing Australia wishes to advise that the current 2019/20 racing season has been extended to 31 December 2020.
Following the determination of the Executive and approval of the HRA Members, the racing season has been extended to the calendar year end. The HRA Executive determined that the extension of this season allows the various State Controlling Bodies time to consider the reprogramming of various Feature and Futurity Races which have been, or will be, impacted by the direct or related effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The extension to the season is for the current 2019/20 racing season only and does not alter the breeding season. From a racing perspective, all Standardbreds will keep their current age through to 31 December 2020.
Further updates will be provided in due course by Harness Racing Australia and the respective State Controlling Bodies as they apply to matters including rules, ratings handicapping and the feature race calendar.
For further information, contact Harness Racing Australia by email to: email@example.com