Climate Change and the Australian Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding Industry
We should all think about this; no matter where you sit on ‘climate change’?
Dr Gary Muscatello: Primary Industry Adaptation Research Network Theme Leader
Dr Peter K Knight: Animal Biosecurity, Production and Health
Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
- Climate change fact or fiction?
- Threats to our racing horses and communities
- Racing industry issues
- What can we do?
Climate change in Australia
- Since 1950
- Less rain in South-East; More in the North-West; Changes in extreme weather events
- Heat waves, floods, frosts, fires and droughts
Sea level has risen 70 mm
UPDATE Friday 19th January 2018
Scone Race Club Meeting Transferred
Due to the extreme heat predicted for Sunday 21st January 2018 our race meeting has been transferred to Wyong Race Club.
The races will be on all racing channels and will still attract great attention.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused due to this move, but the horses welfare is always paramount in our industry.
We thank you for understanding, and are looking forward to seeing you at our next race meeting on Friday 23rd of February 2018.
The Scone Race Club
Heath Courtney CEO