Racing and Wagering WA restrictions close Albany harness meeting to general public

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Harold Reid Paceway, home of the Albany Harness Racing Club.
Camera IconHarold Reid Paceway, home of the Albany Harness Racing Club. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Harness Racing Club will be back in action tomorrow night but the meeting will be officially closed to the public.

Last Friday night’s AHRC meeting was cancelled after a five-day lockdown period was implemented in WA because of a COVID-19 case.

COVID-19 restrictions implemented by Racing and Wagering WA this week has forced the Albany club to run tomorrow night’s program with only essential licensed personnel, officials and staff on course.

The AHRC will hold an eight-race program tomorrow headlined by the $10,000 Imagecrete Classic Entries & Geldings RWWA Feature Westbred Pace (2265m).

The first race will be run at 6.27pm at Harold Reid Paceway and the last event is scheduled for 9.45pm.

Ten meetings are being held at AHRC this season, with this Friday’s program to be the seventh.

The AHRC’s next meeting is set down for Friday, February 19 when they are hopeful the public will be allowed back on course.

Aiden De Campo is the leading trainer and driver in Albany this season but he won’t be making the trip tomorrow.

Trainer Barry Howlett, who is 13 points behind De Campo in the standings, has five runners entered.

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