WHILE some of their neighbours are experiencing extended restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, South Australian participants will take another step towards normality in a fortnight.
In great news for the local industry, racing will return to Port Pirie, which is set to host Tuesday night programs.
Port Pirie hasn’t had a meeting since the original Coronavirus lockdowns last March.
Harness Racing SA has enjoyed a healthy return on recent Tuesday night racing at Globe Derby and is looking to extend the success at the provincial circuit as of August 11.
The venue will begin hosting meetings from Saturday, July 25.
“We look forward to supporting the local harness racing community by making Port Pirie a regular racing venue once again,” HRSA chief executive Ross Neal said.
“In moving to Tuesday nights HRSA is mindful that this represents a change from the previous racing structure at Port Pirie, however, the need to both maximize returns and promote a consistent wagering product is paramount in the current fast-paced and ever-evolving harness racing landscape.”
Adding to the tremendous news is the attraction of $10,000 stake money on offer for any horse which wins both heats of the dual-race to be conducted on the night.
The program for the August Tuesday meetings is expected to be released soon.