Racing NSW today has taken the precautionary measure of abandoning the Warwick Farm race meeting scheduled for tomorrow due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed to have originated from the Liverpool City Council area, where Warwick Farm racecourse is located.
Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys AM said: “Racing NSW has introduced strict bio-security measures to ensure racing has been able to continue operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The decision to abandon tomorrow’s Warwick Farm meeting has been made following a risk assessment performed by Racing NSW and the uncertainty in respect of the spread of the virus in that area.
“Racing NSW emphasises that this is a precautionary measure to ensure that the hard work of the industry in continuing to operate during COVID-19 is not compromised.
“Racing NSW will continue to monitor the COVID-19 developments in NSW and shall continue to react to ensure the livelihood of its 50,000 participants during the pandemic” Mr V’landys added.