Support for the Victorian community affected by the fires
Racing Victoria (RV) is working with Country Racing Victoria (CRV) and our country clubs, as well as the metropolitan clubs and industry associations, to offer support and assistance where we are able to.
We are also working with our racing participants, including raceday staff, trainers, jockeys, breeders and equine aftercare providers, to ensure they have the support they need.
We will continue to assist, where possible, in the coming weeks and months. This will include continuing to work with the race clubs and communities affected, as well as providing assistance to horses in the form of feed, veterinary assistance, or transport into safe areas if required.
Supporting our community, participants and clubs
We are all here to help and will continue to be available for as long as needed, for clubs, all horses (not just thoroughbreds) and people affected by the fires.
We are constantly reviewing, amending and rescheduling race meetings in areas affected by heat and/or smoke. When this happens, we will provide relief and compensation to any participants affected, as per RV’s compensation policy. Race clubs impacted via abandoned meetings will also receive compensation.
How you can help?
The Victorian thoroughbred racing industry is working on a number of initiatives, equine welfare support, fundraising activities and practical support for people and participants affected by the bushfires.
We have been advised that monetary donations are most useful, and below are a number of organisations which are supporting the bushfire crisis. The Victorian thoroughbred racing industry, which includes RV, the metropolitan clubs and CRV, will also make a donation to the Bendigo Bank Community Fund.
This will include continuing to work with the race clubs and communities affected, as well as providing assistance to horses in the form of feed, veterinary assistance, or transport into safe areas if required.
- Community Enterprise Foundation (Bendigo Bank): communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation/bushfire-disaster-appeal/
- Country Fire Authority: cfa.vic.gov.au
- Salvation Army: salvationarmy.org.au
- Australian Red Cross: redcross.org.au