NOTICE: Drought Assistance

3 July 2019

HARNESS Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) have extended strategies to assist industry stakeholders during the continuing drought conditions.

HRNSW is providing an automatic $17.50 starters fee for all horses which contest races or trials (registered with HRNSW) per week through to 31st December 2019. It is not necessary to apply for the starters subsidy.

HRNSW is providing assistance for stud farms and breeding nurseries to obtain feed for broodmares and horses under two years of age by subsidising delivery costs through to the 30th September at which time the prevailing drought conditions will be reviewed. 

To access these HRNSW drought assistance strategies, the application forms can be obtained by clicking on the below links. Application forms should be sent to for consideration.

Special Note: Applications for feed delivery costs incurred between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019 must be submitted prior to 31st July 2019 on the appropriate form.