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RV announces reduction in prizemoney and staff

Racing Victoria on Monday announced a series of measures aimed at reducing expenditure to further protect the Victorian racing industry - 20% reduction in metro prizemoney - reduction in VOBIS program - 40% RV staff either temporarily stood down or on reduced hours - additional measures

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Jockeys nominate RQ regions

Racing Queensland has published the designated regions for the state’s jockeys ahead of Tuesday's first thoroughbred meeting at the Mackay Turf Club.

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RQ advises on changes to Capricornia Sales race series

Racing Queensland confirms that to alleviate issues created for participants by the strategy’s implementation amendments have been made to the 2020 Capricornia Sales Race Series

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Rosehill stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's Tancred Stakes meeting at Rosehill on Saturday - Hugh Bowman on Avilius suspended for not riding mount out from April 5th to 24th - misses Queen Elizabeth Stakes and All Aged Stakes meetings - Tommy Berry suspended and misses Queen Elizabeth Stakes meeting - whip fines

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VRC to stand down staff - reduce executive and pay

The Victoria Racing Club has commenced activating a business-wide operational model to support its workforce during these uncertain times while also ensuring the sustainability of the VRC.

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South Australia announces new measures including prize money reductions

TRSA announces new measure because of Covid-19 - includes reduction in prizemoney levels from 1 April until 30 June 2020 - all lead up races to the Adelaide Autumn Carnival to benchmark levels, reducing all Black Type races across the carnival to benchmark levels as well as a 10% cut to all general races.

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Kerang Easter Saturday and Cranbourne Corinthian abandoned

Racing Victoria and the Kerang Turf Club advised on Friday that the race meeting programmed at Kerang on Easter Saturday, 11 April has been abandoned.

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Harness racing in NSW to proceed

Harness Racing NSW advised on Friday morning that a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken from a HRNSW Steward have been received and that race meetings scheduled for Saturday will proceed

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Victorian horse movement protocols announced

RV Board approves protocols around the transport of thoroughbred racehorses into Victoria - horses will be permitted to travel to Victoria, however any licensed or registered personnel, or essential personnel are not permitted to travel with such horses, other than employees of the Approved Float Company - additional protocols

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Revised 2020 Inglis Sales Schedule

In consideration of current circumstances, Inglis has re-configured the schedule of live auctions for the remainder of 2020 - The Easter Yearling Sale has been split into Easter Round 1 and Easter Round 2

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Racing to resume in Victoria on Friday

Racing Victoria (RV) advised on Thursday night that racing will resume in Victoria on Friday, 27 March, following confirmation that licensed jockey Mark Zahra has tested negative for COVID-19

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Not business as usual: Saundry

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry has cautioned all participants in racing to adhere to stringent government protocols in response to the spread of Covid-19

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