South Australian racing is waiting anxiously to hear what effect the ‘hard lockdown’ has

THOROUGHBRED Racing South Australia is bracing for a six-day shutdown of all scheduled meetings as the state grapples with a shock second COVID wave with an enforced ‘hard lockdown’ now being enforced.

News Australia has confirmed the TRSA is in talks with South Australian Government officials about ways the code might be able to continue despite the hard lockdown.

SA harness racing has already abandoned meetings for the next six days.

A decision on the gallops is expected to be made on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking to News Australia earlier, Melbourne-based Calvin McEvoy conceded it would be hard for racing to continue with a lockdown harder to the one in Victoria previously.

“If they‘re shutting down takeaway (shops) it’s going to be hard for racing,” McEvoy lamented.

Under the harsh lockdown only medical facilities, supermarkets, public transport and vets stay open.

Originally published asSA ‘hard lockdown’ has racing waiting

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