Racing NSW today has announced the introduction of phase one of the easing of restrictions permitting horses to travel from Victoria into NSW, consistent with the advice it has received from its biosecurity expert that it is appropriate to review its position given the reduction in the amount of daily new cases in Victoria and the stabilisation of the infection rate.
Phase one will allow horses not currently located in the Melbourne Greater Metropolitan Area still subject to Stage 4 restrictions, to be transported into NSW, subject to the Racing NSW Policy for the Transportation of Horses from Victoria.
The requirements of the policy include
The full policy, including the application and declaration forms, can be obtained at www.racingnsw.com.au
Racing NSW will continue to monitor the number of reported cases in Victoria to ascertain when it is appropriate to introduce phase two of the policy which will allow horses located in other regions of Victoria to travel to NSW. Further announcements will be released when this decision is made.