Racing is set to go ahead at Rosehill in front of empty grandstands amid coronavirus protocols.
More than 170 horses have been entered for races at Rosehill with the meeting scheduled to go ahead under strict biosecurity protocols.
Saturday’s meeting features nine races, two at Group One level, the Tancred Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes, before the rich autumn carnival is scheduled to move to Randwick for The Championships.
The Golden Slipper meeting, which usually attracts a crowd of upwards of 20,000, was run on Saturday behind closed gates with just essential personnel on course because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Racing NSW says it will continue to apply and update the protocols in accordance with advice from government and health authorities to ensure the safety of all industry participants.
Several horses from interstate have been entered for Saturday’s Rosehill meeting but it remains to be seen if they will be able to cross borders with ever increasing restrictions coming into play.
Victorian jockeys who rode in Sydney on Saturday came by charter flight with Racing Victoria putting strict conditions in place to protect riders.
The $3.5 million Golden Slipper was won by Farnan who gave Gai Waterhouse a record seventh win in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds and her first in her training partnership with Adrian Bott.