NORTH COAST HORSE RACING PUSHING AHEAD

COVID-19 has forced most sports to grind to a halt, but the next Northern Rivers race meeting at Ballina is full steam ahead.

The race is scheduled for April 7, however only jockeys, trainers and essential staff will be able to attend.

Prize money will still be distributed on the day, but the depth of horses will be lowered due to the Queensland border lockdown.

Grafton will host its next meeting on Tuesday.