May Races to go ahead without crowds
The Warrnambool Racing Club (WRC) wishes to advise that the 2020 TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival, scheduled for 5 to 7 May, will be closed to all spectators including members, owners and the general public.
The WRC is continuing discussions with Racing Victoria (RV), Country Racing Victoria and the Australian Jumping Racing Association (AJRA) on whether changes to the racing program and duration of the May Racing Carnival are appropriate in light of no crowds being in attendance.
The outcome of those discussions is expected next week. With the current restrictions on indoor and outdoor social gatherings, and the increased emphasis on social distancing, the WRC has an obligation to take a community and racing participant safety focus as the first approach.