Racehorse owners who reside outside metropolitan Melbourne will be allowed to attend country Victoria meetings
Racehorse owners who reside outside metropolitan Melbourne will be allowed to attend country Victoria meetings from Monday under Covid-safe protocols. Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria yesterday announced the policy change yesterday, outlining protocols including arrival times on a club-by-club basis and that a maximum of 30 owners per race with pre-registration will be allowed on-course.
RV chief executive Giles Thompson said: “Owners are essential to our sport. They fund the training, care and welfare of our horses and have kept people in jobs right across Victoria with their ongoing commitment to racing during the Covid-19 pandemic. “With the reduction in Covid-19 cases and the easing of social restrictions in regional Victoria, we are delighted to announce a framework with the support of the Victorian government that allows us to welcome regional owners back to regional race meetings from next week.”