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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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COVID19 INDUSTRY RESPONSIBILITY

Dear Western Australian Trainers The Western Australian Racing Trainers Association (WARTA) has been in close and constant contact with RWWA, other industry bodies and to a lesser extent the Australian Trainers Association (ATA), regarding the WA industry’s response to the COVID19 (or Corona virus) situation as it constantly evolves. RWWA to their credit, are taking…

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