Albany races restricted to Great Southern prepared horses

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Albany’s Percy Spencer Racecourse will only have local horses at its last three meetings.
Camera IconAlbany’s Percy Spencer Racecourse will only have local horses at its last three meetings. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Racing Club’s last three meetings will be restricted to only horses located within their respective development commission regions under new Racing and Wagering WA measures put in place last week.

As of this Monday, April 13, all thoroughbred race meetings at Albany, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie will be restricted to horses located in their respective regions.

The new restrictions are to try and stop major travel between different regions due the COVID-19 pandemic.

The horse population within the Great Southern area is expected to be sufficient to support the remaining Albany race meetings without trainers and horses having coming from different regions.

Albany has several trainers with big stables and also has a large population of trainers who have small teams.

Nominations for all race meetings conducted at the primary venues of Ascot, Bunbury and Pinjarra Park will remain open to all horses.

The restriction on horses nominated for these race meetings is consistent with the State government’s direction to strictly control intrastate travel within the State.

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