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NZTR update on resumed Covid-19 restrictions

Riders resident in Auckland on the evening of 11 August are stood down from booked rides at the Taupo race meeting today - horses nominated for Taupo that are stabled in the Auckland Super-City region are scratched - Ruakaka meeting postponed to Sunday - Taupo, Riccarton, Waverley meetings to proceed under Level 2 protocols

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NZB Ready to Run Sale breeze up dates confirmed

Breeze Up dates for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds have been adjusted and will now take place on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October at Te Rapa Racecourse - Brighthill Farm stallion Eminent has welcomed his first foal

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VRC to celebrate 17 years of the Melbourne Cup Tour

The Victoria Racing Club’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will still go ahead in 2020 - ahead of its official launch, the VRC will celebrate the People’s Cup by reliving some of best moments from the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour’s past 17 years

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Rosehill stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's Missile Stakes meeting at Rosehill on Saturday - double suspension for Nash Rawiller - whip use on Desert Path from August 9th to 16th - careless riding on Eduardo from August 16th to September 1st

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Newcastle stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Newcastle Jockey Club's meeting at Newcastle on Saturday - Aaron Bullock on Wild Fortune suspended for careless riding from ASugust 18th to 30th - whip use suspension for Blake Spriggs from August 19th to 22nd

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QCAT rules on Ben Currie race day treatment offences

The QCAT decision has upheld three charges against Mr Currie, that he caused a horse to be administered with medication on 7 April 2018 in breach of ARR178E(1), and imposed a penalty of six months disqualification

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Seven and Racing Victoria announce new broadcast agreement

The Seven Network and Racing Victoria on Friday announced a five-year extension of their broadcast partnership - Seven will broadcast 21 feature days of Victorian thoroughbred racing each year

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Ladd was such a driving force for New Zealand breeders

Next Monday will mark the farewell to one of the unsung promoters of the New Zealand racing and breeding industry with the funeral of Ronald Walter Ladd, QSM.

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Tabcorp and Inglis continue partnership until 2023

The new deal, confirming the continuation of Tabcorp’s wagering arm TAB and Sky Racing as Inglis’s official Wagering and Broadcast Partner, will see the formal partnership between the two parties extend to 15 consecutive years.

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Kembla Grange stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Illawarra Turf Club's meeting at Kembla Grange on Thursday

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Canterbury stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Canterbury on Wednesday

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Queensland breeding schemes pay out $13.7 million

Racing Queensland’s breeding incentive schemes have enjoyed record-breaking years with more than $13.7 million paid through QTIS and QBRED during 2019/20.

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TBA advice on movement of mares interstate

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) encourages all breeders sending mares interstate for the coming season to consider their transport plans well ahead of any movements.

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Darley and ATC continue partnership for Princess Series

Darley continues its long-term deal with the Australian Turf Club’s premier Spring Carnival feature series for three-year-old fillies in August, September and October.

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RV stewards' stand down two apprentice jockeys and a stablehand

Racing Victoria Stewards have opened an inquiry into the conduct of licensed apprentice jockeys Michael Poy and Teodore Nugent and a stablehand registered to Robert Hickmott upon receipt of information of possible breaches of COVID-19 protocols

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Sydney trainer and jockey fined for Covid-19 breaches

Racing NSW Stewards conducted an inquiry into an alleged breach of the Racing NSW COVID-19 policy by trainer Bjorn Baker and jockey Glyn Schofield following the running of race 9 at Randwick on Saturday - Baker fined $4,000 and Schofield $2,000 - Baker to attend show cause hearing regarding staff at Covid-19 cluster

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NSW trainer fined $6,000 after positive sample

Racing NSW stewards' fine Randwick trainer John Sargent $6,000 after the presence of 4-hydroxy xylazine in a post-race urine sample taken from House of Cartier after the mare participated in and won the Wagga Cup - House of Cartier disqualified

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Victorian racing to continue through Stage 4 lockdown

“We have today been advised by the Victorian Government that racing and training can continue under the strict biosecurity protocols that have safely guided our industry throughout the past four-and-a-half months without a COVID-19 case" - Racing Victoria Chief Executive, Giles Thompson,

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$1b Covid-19 writedown for Tabcorp

Tabcorp announces a $1b writedown of assets due to the Covid-19 pandemic - the possible acceleration of retail contraction and uncertainty regarding longer term impacts as an indirect result of the pandemic - the level of competitive intensity and structural changes in the Wagering & Media business particularly in a digital centric market; and the potential decline in consumer confidence and increased economic uncertainty

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RV update on Covid-19 measures

Racing Victoria issued a statement on Sunday that it has noted the announcement by the Victorian Government regarding the strengthening of measures to contain the COVID-19 virus outbreak across the state of Victoria - awaits further announcement on Monday

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