Racing NSW received advice on Wednesday afternoon that an interstate participant - who attended the Rosehill Gardens meeting on Saturday, 21 March 2020 - has received advice from health authorities that a commercial flight he caught on 12 March 2020 has had another passenger from that flight that has tested positive to COVID-19.
As the interstate participant travelled in a private charter flight with two other NSW participants and to minimise the risk of participants at Wednesday’s Warwick Farm meeting being exposed to COVID-19, the remainder of the Warwick Farm meeting was cancelled. The interstate participant has been tested for COVID-19 and the results are expected later this week.
Accordingly, Thursday’s Hawkesbury race meeting has been cancelled to minimise any risk to participants.
In the event the interstate participant tests negative, Racing NSW will immediately resume racing subject to any Government restriction.