The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is taking considered action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of members, patrons, participants and staff for The All-Star Mile Race Day.
Our position has always been that we will follow advice from the relevant state and federal government agencies in relation to Coronavirus (covid-19).
We have now been advised non-essential mass gatherings attended by more than 500 people should not proceed from Monday.
In the interest of patron safety, in consultation with Racing Victoria, the MRC has taken the decision to take extra precaution and proceed with The All-Star Mile Race Day without spectators. Only persons essential to the operations of the race meeting will be admitted into the racecourse.
This decision has been taken to ensure the safety of our members, patrons, participants and staff.
As a result of this decision, Racing Victoria’s Raceday Wild Card Competition to select the Owner Ambassador to represent Black Heart Bart will not go ahead. Instead, the applicable prizemoney attributable to the Owner Ambassador for Black Heart Bart shall be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, the official charity partner of The All-Star Mile. All other previously announced Owner Ambassadors for the remaining 14 horses will remain eligible for the 2020 All-Star Mile Fan Competition prize pool.
General admission pre-purchased ticket holders will receive a full refund. Hospitality clients will be offered credit or refund.
We apologise for the disappointment this will cause fans, however the safety of our participants, patrons and staff is paramount.
Racing fans will still be able to enjoy all the racing action from Caulfield on Channel 7, racing.com, RSN and SEN this Saturday.