This year’s Melbourne Cup will be held amid a pandemic, but on November 3rd there will be no fans in the stands of the famed Flemington Hippodrome.
The Victorian Equestrian Association, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), has agreed to hold a race for a country for the first time, or even a few, under strict restrictive controls.
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Tens of thousands of lucky people who earned tickets will be able to watch the Melbourne Cup this year on TV alone.
The decision was complemented by the decision of the Government of Andrews not to disclose the impact of fresh, softer steps last week, but to wait at least 48 hours to track the situation in a possible hot spot in the north of the region.
In a statement from the VCR, the president of the organisation, Amanda Eliot, pointed out that there was an idea of staging the Melbourne Cup in front of a limited number of fans, but it was calculated that this was not possible in the first place. It’s a safe path.
“We’re very sad that during the Melbourne Cup week, we won’t be able to host horse racing representatives and supporters. On the other side, we understand the determination of the Victorian Government to protect the welfare of our whole society, “writes Amanda Eliot.
She reported that all activities during the Melbourne Cup Festival, including other popular events such as Derby Victoria Day, Oaks Day and MackInnon Stakes, would take place as scheduled. Negotiations are also ongoing to encourage certain owners to be on the course, as is the case for horse races in Victorian areas.
As an organisation and organizers of horse racing, we want to assist and encourage the Victorian Pandemic Escape Strategy and we want to help get Melbourne closer to the full usual summer scene-said the president of the VCR.