March 23, 2020

Good morning NT racing participants,

The Board and management of TRNT have been in extensive discussions for a week or more now and continue to assess the many different options that may be available to us with a modified Darwin Cup Carnival.

We are aware how important the Carnival is to so many in Darwin and the Territory, none more important than our Racing Industry along with our loyal patrons, visitors from interstate and the economic community in Darwin that rely on the Cup each and every year.

We have a huge responsibility to explore all options available to us that can hopefully deal with the unknown and rapidly changing conditions in the Territory that the Coronavirus will present over the next three months and beyond.

The key is to create a plan that will guarantee the health and safety of all involved and can be adjusted to suit the changing environment the virus creates. This plan will hopefully give a minimum amount of certainty to assist those who need to be planning right now for the Darwin Cup Carnival.

Please be advised that at this stage, there will be no change to the upcoming Alice Springs Cup Carnival and its lead-up meetings.

After consultation with the Industry and others, we hope to announce a plan by the end of the week.

Kindest Regards,

Brett Dixon Chairman TRNT/DTC