Above: Yulong’s Grunt x Peninsular Miss (Colt)

The 1st of September signals the start of Spring and the commencement of the breeding season.

It is hard to believe how quickly this year is flying by with everything that is taking place in the world at the moment.

Over the past six months, I have provided regular updates about changes and protocols within the industry. To make it easier for everyone to access these updates, protocols and changes, we have created a section on our website called ‘COVID-19 protocols, which you can access here.

In the last 24 hours, I have been getting questions from breeders, both those coming to Victoria and those wishing to cross the NSW border about which permit type they need to select when they apply. When you are completing the permit be sure to select, Movement of freight for a commercial purpose’ not ‘Agricultural worker’.

As I have mentioned previously, TBV are also happy to write you a letter to accompany the permit. In saying this I have not heard of anyone needing to use the letter when they go across the border.

While this season will be different for everyone, I have no doubt that we will take it in our stride and make the most of it.

And, as always you can contact me at tbv@racingvictoria.net.auor on my mobile.

On behalf of everyone at Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, I wish you the best of luck for the season ahead.