(re New Zealand) https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/30037/Meeting-News-Article.aspx
NZTR has been communicating with MPI throughout the day to determine how racehorses currently located at trainers’ stables will be handled during the four-week lockdown which comes into effect at midnight on Wednesday, 25 March.
MPI has requested that NZTR, along with all other organisations in the primary sector applying to be considered as essential services during this time, complete an approval application form. This documentation is expected to be sent to NZTR for completion this evening and we will be submitting it as soon as practical to MPI for consideration.
(re Ireland) https://www.racingpost.com/news/coronavirus/racing-off-after-all-sporting-events-are-cancelled-in-ireland/429939(re
Ireland is the latest racing nation to fall foul of the coronavirus pandemic after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all sporting events were to be cancelled as of midnight on Tuesday, including those behind closed doors, until April 19 at the earliest.
The development came just a day after the turf Flat season got underway at Naas and means the remainder of the campaign is now in the same uncertain territory as Britain, France and other major international jurisdictions.