NSW harness racing suspended

Harness racing in NSW has been put on hold pending the results of coronavirus tests on a person who attended the Penrith meeting last week.

Harness Racing NSW said it was monitoring the health of that person after learning they had been in contact with someone who had tested positive to COVID-19.

Anyone who had direct contact with the person at last Thursday's race meeting has been notified.

HRNSW said meetings scheduled until March 26 have been abandoned. After Thursday, fields will be drawn in the hope harness racing can resume.

Anyone who was at the Penrith meeting is advised to closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention should they develop flu-like symptoms.