Racing Victoria Limited has announced that the RVL Board will hold a special meeting to consider the incidents that have occurred in the jumps season to date and to consider the future of jumps racing in Victoria.
In particular, the RVL Board will be assessing the safety record of jumps racing and determining the prospects of whether it can continue within acceptable safety limits.
As part of its deliberations, the RVL Board has invited its Member Shareholders to make a written submission on this matter.
The Australian Trainer’s Association will be making a submission and urges our Members who feel strongly on this issue to forward individual submissions expressing their views, to both Racing Victoria Limited and the Minister for Racing, The Hon Rob Hulls.
Should you wish to do so, please forward your written submission to Mr Mark Close (RVL Company Secretary) via email firstname.lastname@example.org and the Minister for Racing, The Hon Rob Hulls email@example.com by no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 12 May.
At this stage, it is anticipated that the RVL Board will be meeting on Wednesday 13 May 2009, with a decision on the future of jumps racing expected to be announced by Friday 15 May.