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ATC to trial later finishing times

BY G1X Staff
1 year ago Horse Racing

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The Australian Turf Club will trial later finishing times to morning trackwork sessions at its three training centres, to allow trainers and stable staff more options around working hours.

After consultation with trainers, the ATC has decided to extend trackwork finishing times to 9.00am at Rosehill and Randwick, and 9.30am at Warwick Farm, starting on July 1.

The changes follow recent debate about the prospect of trainers losing foreign workers under changes to the federal government’s 457 visa system.

During discussions with the ATC however, the majority of trainers at all venues indicated that they did not support later starting times for trackwork sessions at this stage.

“Whilst there isn’t widespread support for a later start, this trial acknowledges that the needs of trainers and their staff is changing, and will still give trainers the option of allowing their staff and stables to start later and finish later in the morning if they desire,” GM of Racing Services and Membership James Heddo said.

“We will continue to monitor the trial and work with our trainers to ensure the optimum outcome for all participants.’’


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