The 40 km travel bubble on the SA/Victorian border will be extended to 70 km either side from midnight on Wednesday (October 7), SA Premier Steven Marshall has announced.
Greyhound Racing SA CEO Matt Corby said GRSA Risk and Compliance Manager Derek Kordick was now preparing a release to explain the requirements for Victorians coming across to race after Wednesday night.
“Just for clarity, that includes obtaining a permit and weekly testing. The 70 km rule means 70 km from the border (and/or an imaginary border that continues north/south into the sea).
“It should be noted that any Victorians travelling from Victoria to Mount Gambier who have satisfied SAPOL’s requirements should be unconditionally embraced by the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club.
“It goes without saying that anything the club can do to help reach out to the Victorian trainer group (within the relevant distance) will be greatly appreciated.”
Corby said it was foreseeable that the restrictions upon regional Victoria will continue to unfold in the weeks immediately ahead.
“Hopefully, we can start planning for a second weekly meeting at Tara Raceway in the not-too-distant future,” he said.