VRC FLEMINGTON (@flemingtonvrc)
27 May 2020
At the end of April, the Victorian racing industry proudly recognised that more than 500 races had been run, even in these unprecedented times. As the only live sport still continuing, keeping the racing industry alive is not only crucial to those whose livelihoods depend on it, but also provides a beacon for racing fans and ensures the horses continue to receive their crucial daily care and exercise.
If it wasn’t for the swift decision-making by Racing Australia, Racing Victoria and Clubs, the industry may not be where it is today, and could have suffered the fate of all other live sport that has been suspended until further notice.
Some of the successful measures taken have included the following:
PRECAUTIONS TAKEN IN THE FLEMINGTON TRAINING PRECINCT
FLEMINGTON JUMP OUTS AND JOCKEY SEGREGATION OVERVIEW
PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY FLEMINGTON TRAINERS
As well as the main guidelines outlined for Flemington, trainers have gone above and beyond in their mission to ensure there are no cases of COVID-19 in the industry. Some of the measures they have taken include:
As the climate changes daily with the COVID-19 pandemic, the VRC and racing industry as a whole continues to face the unpredictability with intelligence, altering their protocols to align with this. Ensuring the safe continuation of the sport helps protect the jobs of more than 100,000 people who work in the industry in Victoria, which in turn protects the health and wellbeing of our equine athletes at the core of it all.