THE National Horseracing Authority’s CEO, Vee Moodley, is confident that racing in South Africa will resume at the end of May, and thinks there is a chance this may happen sooner.
Moodley said that an adapted application from the NHA has been sent to the National Command Council (NCC), and that receipt had been acknowledged.
Moodley told Turf Talk: “We were was asked to re-submit a proposal on Tuesday by a highly-ranked government official, and I am told that our application is on top of the pile, and being discussed.
“There is a possibility that we may get a response today, as I can assure you that the plight of the horseracing industry has definitely reached the right ears.”
Moodley added: “In listening to President Ramaphosa’s speech last night, he indicated that government had erred in some of their decisions and that those may be rectified soon. This may or may not include the racing industry.
“He hinted at relaxation of certain measures and the restrictions on certain industries to happen before the end of May. Let’s hope we are one of those industries. We are hopeful and we remain upbeat about a positive outcome.”