Owners will be allowed back at Alexandra Park for Friday night’s Spring Cup meeting.
With Auckland reverting to Covid Alert Level 2 owners with horses racing will be allowed back at the track for the first time in over a month but are being asked to register, via a link sent to them in an email.
While gatherings can be no more than 100 people the Auckland Trotting Club can have more than that on track as they will be accommodating owners in the Lyell Creek bar and restaurant area while the Alex Sports Bar is a separate area so can also host 100 people.
And so too can the two restaurants on track, which remain open to the public but with separate access points to the owner’s areas and with no access to the front of the track or any area with industry participants.
For the rest of the country the move to Alert Level One means there will be no restrictions at racecourses. Previously under Alert Levels only owners and essential workers were allowed.
This week’s harness meetings are at Winton (Thursday), Auckland and Addington (Friday) and Banks Peninsula (Sunday).