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Emergency Relief For Bushfire Affected Participants

Friday, 29th November 2019

In news that will be gratefully received by the NSW thoroughbred community, yesterday Racing NSW announced a one-off emergency funding relief package for owners, trainers, and jockeys affected by abandoned race meetings due to bushfires. Compensation will be provided to participants affected by the loss of several race meetings. "There has been a substantial interruption to horse's programs in recent weeks due to the unusual abandonment of these meetings. This extends to jockeys missing a significant number of race rides, and trainers and their owners, particularly in the Mid North Coast region, having fewer alternate options to race their horses. Racing NSW is fully committed to our participants and this was the appropriate action to compensate those affected," said Mr Peter V'landys AM, Racing NSW's Chief Executive. Racing NSW will credit jockey and trainer accounts, and trainers must credit the per horse payments to owners' monthly accounts. There is also general funding available on application for any participants affected by the fires who were not involved with the above meetings. "In addition to the lack of racing opportunities, there has been damage suffered by participants for extra travel and associated costs," Mr V'landys added. "Racing NSW is conscious of the extra financial burden this causes and will assist with funding to replace or replenish supplies and equipment." The affected meetings are:

  • Taree on 19 November 2019
  • Hawkesbury on 21 November 2019
  • Kempsey on 23 November 2019
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