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NZTR provides an update on work towards a resumption of racing in New Zealand

NZTR on Wednesday provided an update on the work being undertaken towards a resumption of racing in New Zealand - targeting a return to racing on 1 July at a reduced network of venues - an indicative four-month calendar has been developed

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Revamped TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival announced

Racing Victoria and the Warrnambool Racing Club release a revamped two-day program for the 2020 TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival - the decision to split the May Carnival into days exclusively for jumps and flat racing has been made to significantly reduce the number of participants needing to stay in Warrnambool

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Rosehill stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Rosehill on Wednesday - following the running of race 1 Stewards determined the track surface to be unsafe for racing after 25mm of rain fell in the period immediately prior to the running of race 1

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Racing Australia working to continue racing

Racing Australia has been working closely with the Principal Racing Authorities to ensure the continuation of thoroughbred racing across Australia through analysis, advocacy and the continuity of services

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The Rosehill Wrap: Tancred Stakes Day

The Rosehill Timeform recap featuring a race by race overview of key performers and ones to watch from the Tancred Stakes meeting on March 28 - Verry Elleegant stole the show with an emphatic victory in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) - awarded a Timeform rating of 123

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RV introduces race and field limits

RV advises that maximum field limits will be introduced to further reduce the number of attendees on raceday and better assist in managing social distancing requirements - maximun number of races capped at nine

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Racing in isolation in the Northern Territory

The Darwin Turf Club has implemented strict isolation conditions at its Fannie Bay track to enable racing to continue in the Top End.

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Mackay trainer allegedly found in possession of alkalising equipment

QRIC Stewards have commenced an Inquiry into a Mackay thoroughbred trainer after he was found in possession of equipment allegedly capable of administering alkalising agents.

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VRC announces Neil Wilson as the next chairman

Following last Friday’s Board Meeting of the Victoria Racing Club Chairman Amanda Elliott clarified the succession plan - 'The Board decided on Friday that it intends to appoint Neil Wilson, our current Chief Executive Officer, as the next Chairman.'

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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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