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RQ to introduce designated racing regions

Racing Queensland will implement designated race regions across the state from next week in a bid to further quarantine the industry from the current COVID-19 pandemic - thoroughbred racing will be consolidated to 15 racetracks and jockeys will be permitted to race in one of the five designated regions - up-coming winter carnivals abandoned

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RV update on Friday's meetings

Racing Victoria (RV) advised on Thursday night that a decision on whether Friday's race meetings at Warrnambool and Pakenham will proceed as programmed may not be made until Friday morning.

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Arrowfield Stud's major draft withdrawn from Easter Yearling Sale

Arrowfield Stud advised on Thursday afternoon that it has withdrawn its draft of 63 yearlings from the 2020 Easter Yearling Sale that was due to be held online from April 5th and 6th, 2020.

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Karaka May Sale cancelled

New Zealand Bloodstock has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Karaka May Sale, due to be held on Friday 15 May

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RQ introduces self-isolation period

Racing Queensland has advised on Wednesday that any licensed participant who arrives in the state from Thursday will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period

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NZ trainers can continue to operate

New Zealand trainers can continue to work their horses while racing is shut down under government guidelines.

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Toowoomba Turf Club meeting abandoned

Racing Queensland advised on Wednesday night that it has abandoned Thursday's (26/3) thoroughbred meeting at the Toowoomba Turf Club whilst COVID-19 test results are pending for an inter-state participant.

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Warwick Farm stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Warwick Farm on Wednesday - Tom Marquand on Flinders suspended for careless riding from April 3rd to 11th - misses Doncaster Mile meeting

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RNSW update on temporary suspension of racing in NSW

Racing NSW advises that an interstate participant - who attended the Rosehill Gardens meeting on Saturday, 21 March 2020 - has received advice from health authorities that a commercial flight he caught on 12 March 2020 has had another passenger from that flight that has tested positive to COVID-19 - Hawkesbury meeting on Thursday cancelled

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Warwick Farm meeting postponed after Race 5

Racing NSW stewards' postponed the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Warwick Farm on Wednesday after Race 5 after news that a NSW participant has come in contact with a COVID-19 infected person

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Temporary suspension of Victorian racing

Racing Victoria advised on Wednesday afternoon that racing has been suspended within Victoria today (Wednesday), with immediate effect, and tomorrow (Thursday) whilst a licensed participant undergoes testing for COVID-19 - in the event of a negative test RV seeking to resume racing

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Easter Yearling Sale only to proceed in an online format

Inglis Bloodstock have confirmed that the 2020 Australian Easter Yearling Sale not go ahead as a live auction and instead be staged in an online format.

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Mildura meeting transferred to Swan Hill

Racing Victoria (RV) on Wednesday morning announced that the race meeting programmed for Bet365 Mildura on Monday, 30 March has been transferred to Swan Hill - transfer to assist with industry Covid-19 protocols

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Cranbourne meeting transferred to Pakenham

Racing Victoria on Wednesday morning announced that the race meeting programmed for Cranbourne this Friday night, 27 March has been transferred to Racing.com Park Pakenham

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Victoria suspends more harness meetings following NSW report

Victorian trots meetings scheduled for tonight (Wednesday), tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday have been suspended

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Queensland harness racing participants sent for Covid-19 testing

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission on Tuesday stood down four Harness racing participants as a precautionary measure pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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RV advises on latest Covid-19 travel restrictions

All licensed and registered participants and essential staff or personnel who arrive in Victoria after 6pm this Thursday, 26 March will no longer be permitted to attend race meetings, training centres and Licensed Premises for a period of 14 days

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Timeform Recap - 2020 William Reid Stakes

Loving Gaby returned to Moonee Valley and returned a new peak Timeform rating of 121, joining Miss Andretti as a winner of the Manikato-William Reid double in the process

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Victorian trials cancelled and jumps out for local horses only

Effective immediately, all official flat trials will be cancelled until otherwise advised. Victoria had three sets of official flat trials programmed between now and the end of April 2020 being Kyneton (24 March), Cranbourne (30 March) and Tatura (14 April) - effective immediately, all jump-outs will be restricted to ‘local horses’,

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RQ confirms Queensland racing will continue

Racing Queensland has advised that meetings across the state will continue to be conducted under stringent health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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