A strict COVID bubble will be in effect for Warrnambool's race meeting this Thursday.
Members and owners must pre-register with the club before being allowed on-course.
Warrnambool Racing Club chief executive Tom O'Connor said a limited amount of owners and members will be able to attend the meeting.
"We can only have 75 people in the Matilda Room and 20 owners per race on-course," O'Connor said.
"The owners, who will be in a separate area, will be requested to leave the course after their horse has run.
"The racing bubble has been put in place by Racing Victoria and the state government."
Owners can't mix with trainers or jockeys, and they will not be able to go out to the race day stalls.
"There will be no TAB operating on-course, but we will have one bookmaker there," O'Connor said.
Jumps fans will be well catered for on Thursday. Three jumps races are set down for decision.
A maiden and open hurdle, plus a restricted steeplechase, are on the program.
O'Connor is hoping the strict bubble is lifted for its big jumps meeting which includes the running of the Thackeray Steeplechase and Lafferty Hurdle on July 4.
TOUGH Crossley trained galloper South Bend put a jumping career on hold when he won a restricted flat race at Edenhope on Sunday.
South Bend, ridden by veteran jockey Craig Robertson, defeated Back In Action by more than two lengths to take out the 2000-metre contest.
Trainer Quinton Scott said the six-year-old was qualified for jumps races.
"We might put back his jumps campaign until the end of this season after that win," Scott said.
"I was very happy with how South Bend hit the finishing line.
"He was full of running. He's very fit. He's had a few jumps trials and that usually helps their fitness base.
"I thought he deserved the win on the back of a couple of good runs at his last few outings."
From his 37 starts, South Bend has won three races.
AN impressive trial at Mortlake three weeks ago helped Merv McKenzie-trained Tarakan win his maiden at Edenhope on Sunday.
Tarakan hung on to defeat Didier by a short neck in the 1000-metre race. McKenzie said Tarakan had always shown a bit of ability.
"Tarakan has been a tough horse to handle, but we always showed in his track work he could win a race," the respected Warrnambool trainer said.
"His trial at Mortlake was very good. He won the trial; I'm not sure what we beat, but it was the way he won the trail that I knew he was ready to win a race. We've just kept him ticking along.
"He likes a bit of sting in the ground. I was originally thinking of running him at Warrnambool this Thursday, but there were no suitable races and then we found the one at Edenhope."
Tarakan has won more than $17,000 in prizemoney.
YOUNG Warrnambool trainer Adam Chambers is contemplating running speedy filly Kev's Girl in town after her easy victory in a $35,000 race at Swan Hill on Sunday.
Kev's Girl, having only her fourth start, won the 975-metre race by three lengths.
She won her debut run in maiden company at Terang last December before Chambers gave her a break.
"She'll probably have her next start in three to four weeks," Chambers said.
"The long-term goal is going to town. I don't want to rush any decisions with her. We'll just take her home and let her get over this run.
"There's no hurry to make decisions but a city run over the sprinting distance is on the agenda.
"It might be later in the year she goes to town. We'll just wait and see.
"She's only had the four runs. I'm confident there's still more improvement in her.
"We floated her up and back to Swan Hill on Sunday - so she's done 750km round trip and then ran a top race. I think she really deserves the couple of weeks off."
WELL-SUPPORTED Warrnambool filly More didn't let her backers down winning her maiden at Swan Hill on Sunday.
More beat Maconni and What A Sham in the $35,000 race. Trainer Lindsey Smith said More may have one or two more runs before going for a break.
"More had pretty good form in Perth before she came over here," Smith said.
"She pulled up a bit sore after a maiden at Geelong in December and has came back into work in great shape. I've been very happy with her track work leading into the race.
"I reckon she will be suited to races under lights over the short distances at Moonee Valley later in the year."
More was Smith's first winner on Sunday's nine-race program. He also trained Adelaide Ace to win the Swan Hill Cup later in the day.
JOCKEY Michael Poy will be on the sidelines for nine meetings after he pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge following his ride on Sqaumanzer at Swan Hill on Sunday.
The charge related to an incident near the 250-metre mark, when Poy allowed Sqaumanzer to shift ground outwards while riding along when not clear of Pill Box.
His suspension starts midnight June 14 and ends midnight, June 24.
WHO TO FOLLOW
WARY: Punters should tread warily with the form from Sandown on Saturday. Horses back in the field couldn't make up any ground. It might be best to put a line through the form as many runners never had a chance.
DENIS O'LEARY: Astute South Australian trainer. His runners must be respected when O'Leary makes the trip to Adelaide for a race as is shown by the impressive victory of Greetings Ned at Morphettville on Saturday.
SITTING BULL: Had no luck in a 1000-metre race at Murray Bridge. He appeared to run into trouble over the concluding stages. Mark him down as one to follow next time.
ALMSGIVER: Broke his maiden status at his third start with an impressive win at Swan Hill. He should appreciate races over more ground.