Racing Victoria will trial shorter breaks between races after a positive response to the Friday night racing program.
Caulfield will host the first of the metropolitan meetings to trial the times with the period to run from 6th Feb until 12th Feb.
“As highlighted in our strategic plan, it’s vital that we continue to look at ways to innovate our racing program to promote future growth, and this initiative affords us an opportunity to trial a unique concept,” Bloodworth said.
“As an industry we need to continue to engage our customers and entice more people to get involved.
“Innovating our race programming by undertaking a trial like this will help determine whether there is an appetite for more streamlined meetings in the future, while providing a better understanding of the impacts on operations, wagering and participants.”
“With greater flexibility afforded in the scheduling of races now that the industry’s free-to-air channel, Racing.com, is firmly established, and as other sports implement innovative customer engagement initiatives, the time is ripe to put 30 minute gaps to the test and trial them over a period of time where we can assess the impacts.”