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Covid-19 Protocols

HRNSW COVID-19 REGIONAL PROTOCOLS

The Postponed NSWBC Series due to start with heats in early September will require conditions implemented to coincide with current COVID-19 Pandemic. These conditions will provide the opportunity for eligible Interstate horses to compete.

Victorian Trained Horses

  • Any horse based in Victoria wishing to compete in the series will need to be transferred to a NSW based trainer. Not necessarily in the Riverina Region
  • Horses will need a stable return lodged and be physically located within NSW before a nomination will be accepted to race.
  • Travel applications to transfer horses into NSW must be lodged and approved by HRNSW Integrity Department before movement of the horse.
  • All transportation will need to be performed by an Approved Transportation Company otherwise a quarantine period will apply.
  • Once transferred into NSW a horse‚Äôs region will be based on the location of the NSW trainer.

Interstate Trained Horses (Other than Victoria)

  • Interstate horses can be transferred to a NSW based trainer.
  • For the purpose of the NSWBC series (including True Blue and Regional) nominations from interstate trained horses will be accepted.
  • A negative COVID-19 test will need to be provided to HRNSW before entering NSW from all attending licensees.
  • Details of all travel plans including properties that the trainer will be staying at will need to be provided to and approved by HRNSW Integrity Department before travelling.
  • Before entering NSW trainers will need to declare the intended stabling location whilst in NSW which will determine the Region in which that horse will be eligible to start.

Heats, Semi Finals & Finals

  • Horses contesting Heats conducted during regionalisation will only be eligible to compete in the heats within the Region in which they are trained unless special exemption is granted by HRNSW Integrity Department
  • An exemption for Semi Finals and Finals to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle will be applied by HRNSW and any horse that qualifies will be free to compete in accordance with protocols adopted by the HRNSW COVID-19 Management Group

True Blue Series

  • Eligible horses based in NSW or trained by an interstate trainer (that meet the above conditions) will be able to compete at Tabcorp Park Menangle in accordance with protocols adopted by the HRNSW COVID-19 Management Group.

Regional Series

  • Horses contesting Heats conducted during regionalisation will only be eligible to compete in the heats within the Region in which they are trained unless special exemption is granted by HRNSW Integrity Department
  • Horses qualifying for the Final will be able to travel and compete in their respective Final.

COVID-19 Protocols are subject to change in line with Government policy.

Conditions are subject to change at the discretion of HRNSW Management at any time.

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