Warrnambool to host small crowd of 300 on Thursday
Warrnambool’s race meeting on Thursday will be the first to welcome back crowds since mid-July as the state government begin their regional vaccination trial. Having been one of just 15 businesses in the state to be chosen, the Warrnambool Racing Club will take part in the trial and can host up to 300 fully vaccinated members from regional areas. “It’s a regional trial, so members from other regional areas are able to attend,” Warrnambool Racing Club CEO Tom O’Connor told Racing.com.
TRC members enjoy the thrill of racing 15 horses with leading metro and country trainers across Australia without the expensive buy in or ownership commitment.
“It is about the systems in place and providing feedback to the Government that can start being implemented across the state. It is going to be all outdoor seating, air flow is going to be all important.” The Club’s May Carnival was allowed to be hosted as a Tier 1 event and saw 12,000 allowed through the gates for each of the three days. The Club qualified for the trial due to the region’s low Covid cases and high vaccination rates. “I don’t think we will have an issue (of more than 300 people wishing to attend) … Previous meetings we were allowed crowds during Covid we didn’t get anywhere near that number.”
Along with our regular Saturday (and the occasional weekday) Racedays, Each year the TRC invites Members to attend exclusive tours and events hosted in conjunction with our partners Ambassador Travel, recognised as Australia’s Thoroughbred Racing Tour Specialists since 1986.
Our members are offered our tours before they go on public sale as well as special members bonuses. We also offer Wizpay to our members for easy payments.