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Owners Allowed At Randwick Meeting

Racehorse owners have been given the green light to start returning to Sydney racetracks to watch their horses run. In the first phase of patrons being allowed back on course on race days in Sydney, owners with runners at Saturday’s Randwick meeting who pre-register with the Australian Turf Club will be allowed on course to[...]
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Boss Out To Strike On Jazette At Randwick

Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss says it will be an honour if he can ride Jazette to victory in the Vale Caryl Williamson Handicap at Randwick. The Australian Turf Club is honouring Australian Associated Press turf editor Caryl Williamson, who died last week, by naming a race after her on Wednesday. Williamson, originally from[...]
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Pride Calls For Sydney Winter Revamp

Trainer Joe Pride is calling for changes to the Sydney racing calendar to cater for horses who would otherwise be competing in the Brisbane winter carnival. Queensland has drastically reduced its black-type offering because of the coronavirus pandemic and biosecurity protocols mean travelling horses interstate is logistically complex. Given the timing of the national virus[...]
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Prize Money Slashed For Championships

Prize money for Sydney’s signature autumn races has been halved in response to racing’s reduced income stream during the coronavirus crisis. Racing is scheduled to go ahead subject to government regulations on April 4 and 11 with eight Group One races programmed for the two days of The Championships at Randwick The Australian Turf Club[...]
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Waller Hopes Racing Can Continue

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller hopes racing can continue under the biosecurity measures employed on Golden Slipper day. Saturday’s meeting at Rosehill featured five Group One wins but no spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic protocols. In an effort to keep the sport afloat, only essential personnel could enter the track. The Australian Turf Club[...]
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Racing Continues With Restrictions

Sydney’s rich autumn carnival is set to go ahead along with race meetings around the country but with strict conditions on attendance. Saturday’s Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill would normally attract a crowd of more than 20,000 but will be restricted to 500 necessary personnel as per government guidelines on mass gatherings in response to[...]
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Insurance Against Closed-Door Racing

The cost of spectator-free racing will not be known for some time but the Australian Turf Club is insured against losses for its three biggest autumn carnival meetings. Saturday’s showpiece Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill, featuring five Group One races, will be held behind closed doors while the same is expected for The Championships at[...]
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Bon Ho Buys Everest Slot From ATC

Hong Kong businessman Boniface Ho has made a three-year commitment to The Everest by buying the Australian Turf Club’s slot in the $15 million race. The Ho-owned Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend finished midfield in last year’s Everest and could be a contender again although he has been transferred to Hong Kong. Ho has been active[...]
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Racing Authorities To Discuss Virus Risk

Racing authorities will discuss risk assessment ahead of a predicted increase in coronavirus cases leading into the Sydney autumn carnival. Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’Landys said they and the Australian Turf Club would follow state and federal government leads over the virus and gathering of crowds at sporting events. Japan and Hong Kong are[...]
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Pam Cornish Dies After Long Illness

Respected NSW racehorse owner and breeder Pam Cornish has died after a long illness. She and her husband John, the inaugural chairman of the Australian Turf Club, ran Torryburn Stud in the Hunter Valley, once the home of Dorothea Mackellar and the inspiration for her poem My Country. The Cornish family’s horses race in distinctive[...]
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Racing Bushfire Appeal Funds On Their Way

South Coast communities in NSW will be the first beneficiaries of the Racing for the Bushfire Appeal with emergency hay drops the priority. The Australian Turf Club Foundation will immediately begin to distribute funds raised from last Saturday’s fund raising day at Randwick for NSW communities and wildlife. More than $130,000 has already been raised[...]
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