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Emergency Funding Relief For Storm Affected Racing Districts
Racing NSW yesterday announced an emergency funding relief package of up to $500,000 for trainers and owners in the Southern Districts (SDRA) and Central-West regions (CDWRA) following a prolonged stretch of wet weather and storm damage. "The funding relief is a response to the uncharacteristically high rate of abandoned race meetings in the Southern and Western regions in the past six weeks," said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Peter V'landys. "The incredibly high rate of abandonments has affected trainers in particular, who have to pay their staff and continue running costs. Racing NSW is fully committed to our participants and this was the appropriate action to compensate the trainers and their owners."