Cooma Monaro Race Club Inc has decided to proceed with the annual Cooma race meeting on December 5. The club delayed making a decision on proceeding with the meeting until in anticipation of easing Covid-19 restrictions.
The committee determined to go ahead with the meeting, in order to support local trainers and owners who have had limited opportunity to race this year. Club president, Mick Schofield, said the club will follow strict Covid-19 protocols. This includes limiting the number of patrons who can attend.
This year the tickets can be purchased only from Mainstreet Clothing located in Cooma. A booking form will need to be submitted at the time of purchase, of which can be download below. There will be no marquee bookings this year, with only one bar and one food outlet operating. There will not be a Fashions on the Field competition this year. There will not be an ATM facility at this year’s races.
All attending the races will be required to sign in using a QR code. Social distancing measures will also be in force. There will be a bus service available to transport patrons back into Cooma after the meeting.
Mr Schofield said while the club is keen to race, it will need many more volunteers to assist on the day. The requirements for sanitising and marshalling to observe social distancing will require a number of assistants.
Contact the club at through the website after November 10 to purchase a ticket. Tickets will not be refundable.
The next local meeting in the Snowy Monaro region will be the Tumut Turf Club’s Boxing Day meeting on December 26.