Local horse racing resumes this Sunday, 19 July 2020, with concurrent races at Selangor Turf Club and Penang Turf Club.
After four months of shutdown, due to the deadly Covid-19 virus, this usual weekend entertainment for many, will once again bring about some cheers and excitement to racing fans as well as those involved in this industry.
The Malaysian Clubs have taken serious measures in meeting with the SOP set by the Government to ensure a safer environment for everyone attending the races.
Due to the loss of income during this pandemic, trainers were badly affected. However, Selangor based Trainers Association came to their aid.
“We offered some monetary incentives for all Selangor trainers from our funds,” said Shane Edwards,
the current President of the Selangor Trainers Association.
This eases the burden of the trainers as some of the owners were unable to make payment for the upkeep of their horses, Edwards explained.
He also expressed much appreciation to the Chairman of the Malaysia Totalisator Board and Selangor Turf Club, Tan Sri Datuk Richard Cham Hak Lim for the relief measure during MCO and the payment to upkeep the horses.
“Truly looking forward to seeing horse racing back in action as most of them went through some very difficult times during the lockdown”, said trainer AB Abdullah.
“It is indeed great for the horse racing industry to resume and look forward to an exciting, competitive and entertaining Sunday”, said the current leading trainer, Richard Victor Lines.
At the close of entry for races on Sunday, the Club has received 180 entries.