Horse Racing continues across South Australia

Horse racing is one of the few events to continue after mass sporting bans were enforced due to of COVID-19. Successful Naracoorte-based trainers Sue and Bruce Jaensch have been doing well on the racetrack lately, taking home first place in the Handicap at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide on Saturday.

The couple raced their five-year-old horse "Looking Around" ridden by jockey Paul Gatt.

Although the races are continuing, the COVID-19 outbreak has seen all spectators, owners and non-essential persons locked out of race meetings Australia-wide.

Mrs Jaench said there have been many changes, including adhering to the 1.5-metre rule, sanitizing, and all personal being required to have their temperature taken upon arrival at each race.

"There's no spectators and it's a pretty bland atmosphere, but racing still continues exactly the way it does out there on the track.

"It's still just as competitive to win a race as it is anywhere else or any other time," Mrs Jaench said.

Both trainers said they will adhere to all government and Health Guidelines necessary in order to be able to continue racing.

Sue and Bruce currently hold both first and second place in the Limestone Coast premiership.

Their horses are nominated to run this weekend on Saturday, April 11 in Adelaide and again on Sunday, April 12 in the Penola Cup.

WINNERS: Sue and Bruce Jaensch's horse 'Looking Around' ridden by Paul Gatt in the Handicap at Morphettville on Saturday. Photo: Terry Hann

WINNERS: Sue and Bruce Jaensch's horse 'Looking Around' ridden by Paul Gatt in the Handicap at Morphettville on Saturday. Photo: Terry Hann

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