Save 60 000 jobs, protect 40 000 horses lives, resume SA horse racing behind closed doors

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Lockdown has placed South African Horse Racing under a serious threat of terminal closure. 

This industry has been around since 1797 and is steeped in history. International events such as the Sun Met, Vodacom July, L'Ormarins Queen's Plate and Summer Cup are integral parts of the hospitality and tourism sectors in South Africa. 

Horse Racing behind closed doors is successfully practiced in most countries around the world. This entails strict protocols and social distancing without any on-course spectators whatsoever. We are asking for closed racing which will involve about 65 people on a 100 hectare property with around 15 minutes of actual racing per day. That is all it will take to avoid the total collapse of this beautiful industry. 

Failure to resume racing now will see this industry close its doors forever along with the loss of 60 000 jobs (at least 750 000 beneficiaries facing poverty) and an international media disaster for South Africa of the euthanasia of thousands of horses. 


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