Racing Victoria (RV) Chief Executive, Giles Thompson, has tonight issued the following update regarding the immediate future of Victorian racing in light of further developments in the national fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic:
“We note the comments today by the Prime Minister and Premier of Victoria regarding the strengthening of measures to contain the COVID-19 virus and that the National Cabinet is now meeting this evening to further discuss these measures.
“We also note there is uncertainty amongst our industry as to what this means for the continuation of racing and training within Victoria and that a wide range of stakeholders are seeking answers on this front.
“As it stands, we have a range of meetings planned tomorrow morning to best understand the Federal and State Government directives following the National Cabinet meeting and to consider the appropriate advice from health authorities and our medical experts.
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