Emergency relief packages for fire-affected participants

Emergency relief packages for fire-affected participants

Racing NSW yesterday announced details of a one-off emergency funding relief package for
owners, trainers and jockeys affected by race meetings abandoned in recent weeks due to
the effects of the bushfires. Compensation will be provided to participants affected
by the loss of the race meetings, with a particular focus and additional relief for
those situated in the Mid-North Coast area.

Explaining the decision, Peter V’landys AM, Racing NSW’s Chief Executive said: “There
has been a substantial interruption to horse’s programs in recent weeks due to the unusual
abandonment of these meetings. This extends to jockeys missing a significant number of
race rides, and trainers and their owners particularly in the Mid-North Coast region
having fewer alternate options to race their horses. Racing NSW is fully committed to
our participants and this was the appropriate action to compensate those affected.”