Racing in South Australia has been cancelled for the next six days following the spread of COVI-19 in the area which has seen the state go into lockdown.
TRSA CEO Nick Redin released a statement on Wednesday night that there will be no racing of any code in the state for the next six days after TRSA discussed with the State Government on the safest measures.
Racing Australia’s media release.
As you are probably now aware, resulting from this afternoon’s State Government announcement, South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next 6 days aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.
Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) is being guided by advice from relevant authorities including the State Government, the South Australian Chief Public Health Officer and the South Australian Police.
We are able to confirm the following directives as they apply to the Thoroughbred Racing industry in South Australia for the next six (6) days, which includes the cessation of all horse racing and racing activities. In particular;
- Race meetings will NOT be going ahead for the next 6 days, including all race days scheduled at Metropolitan, Provincial and Country tracks including Naracoorte (20/11), Morphettville (21/11) and Clare (22/11)
- All Trials and Jump Outs, including Club and Approval, are cancelled for the next 6 days.
TRSA are working closely with the government to allow training to continue to ensure there are no ongoing equine welfare issues.
At this point in time track work at all South Australian racing clubs is cancelled until such time as we receive advice from the Government as to whether they will allow training to continue or otherwise.
We are hopeful to have an outcome from the Government following on from our submission later today.
TRSA will continue to communicate any further changes and updates as they are available. We appreciate your assistance and patience during these unprecedented times and once again assure you that we are have the welfare of all our participants, human and equine, at the forefront.
Stay safe and we will continue to provide updates as they come to hand.