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Coronavirus – Gold Circle Tighten Up

Barrier Trials suspended

Gold Circle has announced further restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and to ensure that horse racing continues and provides the resources to all participants and families that depend upon the survival of the sport.

Barrier trials have been suspended at all Gold Circle racecourses with immediate effect.

Access to training centres will now be restricted to racing participants only and proper sanitation measures will be put in place at both Summerveld and Ashburton.

Access to the Durban View Restaurant and Short Head Bar is now limited to a maximum of 50 people in line with the new government regulations and no alcohol will be served on Sundays. On weekdays both venues will close at 6pm.

  • Press release by Gold Circle on 20 March 2020

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7 comments on “Coronavirus – Gold Circle Tighten Up

  1. Prasheen harrimohan says:

    Did Raf sheik get back to u ed

    1. Editor says:

      Yes, we dropped you a mail

  2. Donald says:

    Gold Circle , bless their hearts , must be shaking at what now seems a very real possibility of having to race the July Handicap with no crowd. That will be a massive blow to their bottom line and I hope for their and the industrys sake that this virus matter is resolved by then to at least a point that the restriction of 100 people can lifted ?

  3. Pops says:

    So who are the people allowed to drink alcohol during weekday meetings?
    Will it be the grooms,jockeys,the stable rep,staff or officials?
    The ones indispensable to holding a race meeting?.

  4. Harold says:

    Holding thumbs that I won’t miss only my 3rd July since 1989.


    Harold, I’m playing Steely Dan’s ‘Hey 19′ to chase the the virus away

    Hey, nineteen
    No, we got nothin’ common
    No, we can’t dance together
    No, we can’t talk at all
    Please take me along when you slide on down

  6. Gman says:

    Good one POPS.😁

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