Thoroughbred Racing in Western Australia Temporarily Suspended

25
Mar

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 case of COVID-19 when they travelled on 12 March 2020. The participant is not currently displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Acting upon medical advice and as a precautionary measure, RWWA has decided to suspend the State’s thoroughbred racing while we investigate the implications for any Western Australian industry personnel who have come into direct contact with the impacted eastern states participant. Those people who have had close contact with the licensed participant are being contacted throughout this afternoon. Victoria Racing and Racing New South Wales have also suspended racing as a precautionary measure.
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Media Contact: Lauren Prater RWWA Public Relations Manager P: 08 9445 5168 / M: 0488 904 723 E: lauren.prater@rwwa.com.au