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Depth And Quality In Cups Nominations

Racing Victoria officials have been amazed with the quantity and quality of nominations for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups despite uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Entries for the features were announced on Thursday and the Caulfield Cup, which will be run on October 17, attracted 177 nominations, an increase of 29 from last year[...]
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Stricter Protocols For Victorian Racing

The first Melbourne stakes race of the season will go ahead with only essential staff and participants as Racing Victoria responds to a tougher government lockdown in the state. The sport has been given the green light to continue despite the Victorian government’s move to put Melbourne under stage four restrictions in response to the[...]
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RV Announces Whip Breach Penalty Guideline

To avoid confusion over national whip rule breaches, Racing Victoria has announced new penalty guidelines for flat races. Developed in consultation with the Victorian Jockeys’ Association, the guidelines come into effect at the start of the new racing season on August 1 and set out the penalties that can be imposed by stewards. While minimums[...]
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Face Masks Compulsory On Vic Race Tracks

Jockeys have been given the opportunity to abandon their face masks while competing in a race, but like other industry participants will be required to wear one at all other times. Face masks became mandatory on Victorian racecourses from Thursday to protect industry staff, participants and the wider community. Racing Victoria has ordered customised face[...]
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Oliver To Ride On Despite Protocol Breach

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has been cleared to ride at Flemington despite breaching Racing Victoria coronavirus protocols. Oliver rode trackwork at trainer Danny O’Brien’s Barwon Heads property on Friday without a Racing Victoria exemption. He hasn’t been allowed to ride outside of Racing Victoria-approved racecourses since strict biosecurity measures were introduced. Victorian trackwork protocols will[...]
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September Dates Set For Melham Hearing

Jockey Ben Melham can continue to ride in races while facing betting-related charges totalling thousands of dollars. Victoria Racing Tribunal chairman Judge John Bowman has set aside three days, from September 21 to 23, for the case to be heard in the County Court. Melham faces six Racing Victoria stewards charges over bets made during[...]
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New Lindsay Park Team Lands First Winner

With David Hayes leaving the Lindsay Park training partnership, Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes have been successful with their first runner. The victory of Stormborn at Pakenham on Friday gave Dabernig and Ben Hayes the ideal start. David Hayes left for Hong Kong last month and needed to relinquish his Australian licence before commencing training[...]
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Ballarat Turf Meeting Moved To The Valley

An upcoming race meeting scheduled for Ballarat has been moved to a Melbourne course because of concerns over sections of the turf track. Racing Victoria, in consultation with the Ballarat Turf Club, have moved this Sunday’s meeting to The Valley after stewards inspected the Ballarat turf track and decided certain sections past the winning post[...]
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Racing Continues In Vic Despite Lockdown

Despite returning to stage three lockdowns in Melbourne, racing in Victoria will continue as it has done throughout the coronavirus pandemic. However racehorse owners will be banned from attending meetings at 11 racecourses located within Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire that have been placed in a six-week lockdown announced by the Victorian government on Tuesday.[...]
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Aquanita Horses Face Race Disqualification

Racing Victoria stewards will contact the managing owners of 81 starters involved in the Aquanita ‘top up’ case to ask them why their horses should not be disqualified. Senior Aquanita staff including trainers Robert Smerdon, Stuart Webb and Tony Vasil were issued varying disqualifications by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in 2018 for dishonourable[...]
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Owners In Vic Hotspots Banned From Tracks

Victorian racehorse owners living in COVID-19 hotspots will be banned from attending race meetings. Owners were allowed back on course last week, but following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ lockdown of those hotspots from 11.59pm on Wednesday night, Racing Victoria has also stopped those owners from the track. Racing Victoria chief executive Giles Thompson said there[...]
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