COVID-19 Updates

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...
24 Apr 2020
[WA] WA Drivers Colours (COVID-19 Protocol)
As part of its biosecurity measures RWWA has mandated racing silks cannot be worn by more than one driver at a race meeting. For stables with multiple runners at a race meeting it is the responsibility of the trainer to ensure they issue a clean set of silks to each driver they engage to drive at the...
24 Apr 2020
[NSW] Changes to Trot NSW
HRNSW advises that the 2020 Trot NSW Finals have been move to October in line with the Breeders Challenge Series. The retention of the Finals at Tabcorp Park Menangle will allow horses to compete on the premier track and was paramount in the decision. A transfer which provides owners and trainers the...
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...