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1
Apr

Intrastate Travel Restrictions

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today received official confirmation that those identified as essential persons travelling for race meetings and other race related activity (essential to racing) will be classed as work/employment, and therefore will be exempt from the WA Government’s intrastate travel restrictions. Those considered essential persons for the conduct of racing …

1
Apr

Interstate Travel Restrictions Update March 31

Intrastate Travel Restrictions Update – 31 March 2020 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today received official confirmation that those identified as essential persons travelling for race meetings and other race related activity (essential to racing) will be classed as work/employment, and therefore will be exempt from the WA Government’s intrastate travel restrictions. Those …

31
Mar

WA Racing Update:March 31

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all levels within the community. The Federal Government have described the pandemic as both a public health and economic crisis and whilst racing throughout Australia is continuing on the basis of sound animal welfare and employment reasons unfortunately our business like so many, has been negatively …

30
Mar

Industry Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Western Australian thoroughbred industry has many challenges in front of it as the state and the country move through the various stages and actions combating firstly the spread and latterly the eradication of COVID-19 from the community. As trainers we have a responsibility to play a part in ensuring that as much as possible …

29
Mar

WA RACING UPDATE MARCH 29

WA Racing Update – Sunday 29 March 2020 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) notes today’s announcement by the WA Premier Mark McGowan regarding the enforcement of social distancing and prevention of mass gathering around the State. Legislation will be introduced urgently this week in Parliament allowing WA Police to impose $1000 on-the-spot fines to …

27
Mar

Peters Can’t Separate His Melvista Stakes Boys

TAB markets suggest Bogart is the clear pick of Bob Peters’ three runners in Saturday’s Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot, but the prominent owner-breeder isn’t so sure. Bogart is the $1.75 favourite with stable mate Midnight Blue next in line at $4.40, but Peters, who won last year’s Melvista Stakes with Regal Power, says …

27
Mar

JOCKEY SEGREGATION UPDATE – 27 MARCH 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that the segregation of jockeys will commence from this Saturday, 28 March. RWWA has identified a group of jockeys referred to as the ‘Blue Team’, who have volunteered to ride at only metropolitan and inner provincial race meetings, and will be segregated from all other jockeys at racecourses. The following …

27
Mar

PINJARRA PARK THOROUGHBRED MEETING ON MONDAY

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that all scheduled races from yesterday’s postponed meeting at Pinjarra Park, as well as four of the remaining races postponed from Ascot’s Wednesday meeting, have been rescheduled to a new meeting at Pinjarra Park on Monday, March 30. The Monday race meeting will be run …

25
Mar

Thoroughbred Racing in Western Australia Temporarily Suspended

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that all thoroughbred race meetings have been suspended in Western Australia today and tomorrow, with immediate effect, whilst a Victorian licensed participant undergoes testing for COVID-19. The eastern states participant has this afternoon been advised by health authorities that they were on the same flight as a confirmed …

23
Mar

Warwick’s Warrior Fires Up After Slow Start

It’s a safe bet to suggest Justin Warwick now reserves a good deal of affection for his staying talent Spiritual Warrior. But that wasn’t always the case with the Blackfriars gelding finding time to hit his straps with the Myalup trainer. It was an indifferent start for the now five-year-old who commenced his racing career …

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