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    The regions for the next six weeks will be known as Regional (consisting of Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Stawell, Terang), Melbourne and Surrounds (Cranbourne, Kilmore, Melton) and North-West (Mildura). HRV will continue to race only at the nine clubs that have been hosting race meetings since April. As per the recent regional models, participants will not be allowed to race outside of their region for the duration of the regional period.

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...-restrictions/

    Regional not Melton would seem to be the centrepiece under this model (Melton, Cranbourne and Kilmore a bit too close to Melbourne and the virus?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    The regions for the next six weeks will be known as Regional (consisting of Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Stawell, Terang), Melbourne and Surrounds (Cranbourne, Kilmore, Melton) and North-West (Mildura). HRV will continue to race only at the nine clubs that have been hosting race meetings since April. As per the recent regional models, participants will not be allowed to race outside of their region for the duration of the regional period.

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...-restrictions/

    Regional not Melton would seem to be the centrepiece under this model (Melton, Cranbourne and Kilmore a bit too close to Melbourne and the virus?)
    I could be mistaken, but of the 10 leading stables, all except Andy Gath are in Regional areas... Stewart, Aitken, Lillee, Tubbs, etc etc.

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    Looks as though everyone is in the regional.
    Can see Melbourne only racing once every week or 2 and still struggling to fill a full meeting. Only have your regular small-medium Kilmore and cranbourne trainers and a tiny few horses trained in metro Melbourne.

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    And struggling for drivers.

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    I suppose it makes sense to isolate the Melbourne Metro and Kilmore just as the lockdown has done. With 3 distinct areas - even if 2 are minor, you would think that racing could continue even if 1 whole area had to be locked down
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    A problem with regionalization can be field quality
    There is no way that the R5 trot at Melton today that saw Imperial Whiz an Odds On favourite was anywhere near $20k quality

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...20#MXC12072006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    A problem with regionalization can be field quality
    There is no way that the R5 trot at Melton today that saw Imperial Whiz an Odds On favourite was anywhere near $20k quality

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...20#MXC12072006
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