The relaxing of government enforced COVID protocols will see Racing NSW follow suit with horse movement restrictions removed between NSW and Victoria this month.
From 12.01am on November 23 the border between NSW and Victorian will reopen and Racing NSW will now allow a person to travel between states without isolating.
People transferring the horses will still be required to adhere to government COVID restrictions but it will ensure trainers and stable staff can move freely between the two states.
Horses will also be permitted to move directly from stables to racecourses or licensed premises provided governments protocols are met effective immediately.
Victoria closed the border to NSW back in July and it was a battle for trainers to send horses across the boundary if they didn’t already have a base in the state.
At one point Racing NSW enforced rules that prevented horses from returning to NSW to race if they crossed the border to Victoria but those rules have since been removed.
Australia has done an outstanding job to get on top of the coronavirus pandemic with just five new cases on the east coast on Wednesday, all of which were in hotel quarantine.