Racing NSW announces fire support Owners, trainers and jockeys
New South Wales South Coast bushfires will be able to access a relief package funded by Racing NSW. The governing body announced the funding in response to losses incurred by abandoned race meetings and other damage caused by the fires.
Financial support will be given to participants affected by the loss of the race meetings as well as support payments to participants directly impacted by the bushfires. “There has been a substantial interruption to horses’ programs as well as personal and business disruption and losses suffered by participants as a consequence of the bushfires,” Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said.
In addition to the compensation for the lost meetings, Racing NSW also has general funding available on application for those affected by the fires and has been contacting participants directly to assist with immediate needs.