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    IT IS the end of racing for the foreseeable future

    "Victorians will still be able to go to the supermarket, the bank, the pharmacy and other essential stores, like petrol stations and convenience stores. Freight, logistics and home delivery are also considered essential and will remain open."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    "Victorians will still be able to go to the supermarket, the bank, the pharmacy and other essential stores, like petrol stations and convenience stores. Freight, logistics and home delivery are also considered essential and will remain open."


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    The dills do not realise that racing is an essential service to the likes of us!

    However, you have called it right Kev. I believe the pollies have overlooked the fact that racing, in its current guise, is an economic necessity and not a sporting pastime.

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    It is all as clear as mud. From what the PM said tonight I don't know what is open - it would seem all retail is OK except where people congregate eg Cafes and Pubs and Clubs, which now can only do 'take-away' retail
    Hard to know whether it is business as usual for everybody else just with social distancing observed?
    The PM is definite about kids continuing to go to school so surely people will be allowed to go to work including racing people (but VIC may be different)
    Punters.com doesn't think we will know what it means for racing until tomorrow at the earliest

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/raci...t-down_189151/
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    Victorian racing minister Martin Pakula: "Enjoy it while we can"

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/raci...we-can_189161/

    HRV, HRNSW close borders to interstate visitors

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...tate-visitors/
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    NSW hoping to continue but NZ looks like it might be gone

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/new-...racing_189164/
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    Racing Victoria declares intention to race on during Coronavirus pandemic

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/vict...ace-on_189173/

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    A main threat to continued racing which I had not considered, was mentioned as a main threat to English racing in the business section of The Age this morning
    - the requirement for emergency service workers at the tracks, the suggestion being: will they be able to spare them?
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    Thread title changed again to IT IS

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) - URGENT HRNSW INDUSTRY NOTICE
    24 March 2020
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    HRNSW Management advises that they are currently monitoring the health of an industry participant who was in attendance at the Penrith Harness meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020 and who had previously been in direct contact with a person confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

    All persons who had direct contact with the industry participant have already been notified.

    Consequently and regrettably, HRNSW advises that Harness Racing will be temporarily suspended until the results of medical testing become available.

    The race meetings scheduled from today through until Thursday 26 March 2020 have been abandoned. For meetings after that date, fields will be drawn to facilitate the recommencement of harness racing at the earliest opportunity.

    All persons who attended the Penrith harness meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020 are advised to closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention should they develop flu like symptoms.


    https://www.harness.org.au/media-roo...?news_id=43272

    You cannot help but think that this was known yesterday when they announced HRV and HRNSW were closing their borders

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...tate-visitors/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    NSW hoping to continue but NZ looks like it might be gone

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/new-...racing_189164/
    New Zealand racing across all codes has ceased until at least April 23rd

    http://www.harnesslink.com/News/2020-Harness-Jewels---
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