2020 Futurity | COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 Updates

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NCHA Board Statement to Members 

The NCHA Board like you all, have been following the ongoing Covid 19 situation closely. During this time, we have been in regular communication as a Board, and also with many valued members. 

We are very much conscious of the overall information that we are receiving. In summary, it is that the majority of our members and sponsors want to see the 2020 4Cyte Futurity and Aged events titles awarded, a position that the Board is working to achieve. 

As this situation is constantly evolving, we have been mindful as to not be reactive or respond too early, as it is important that we achieve the desired result for all. 

We are clear though that the next month is a critical time, and we will be in a better position to determine whether we can stage the 4Cyte Futurity in October 2020. 

There are several members, in particular our Victorian competitors doing it much tougher than the rest of the Cutting world, and our thoughts are with them at the moment. 

We as a Board want to provide some certainty for them and grant some confidence in what we hope will make sure will get a result for the 2020 4Cyte Futurity. 

The NCHA Board has supported the following: 

  • As of Monday, the 3rd August up to the 1st September 2020 entries in all aged events may be scratched with full refund, minus the Office Administration fee. 
  • If there are multiple entries by a competitor, they must scratch all entries and must not scratch one division only. 
  • However, a non pro may scratch their horse and may allow that entry to compete with their trainer if you elect to enter in an open event 

After scratching’s have been received, we will review entries and determine an adjusted purse for each event. 

As stated earlier, our intention is to stage the 2020 4Cyte NCHA Futurity in October this year. However, if the unfortunate decision must be made to cancel, it is still our intention to work towards these Aged event champions being awarded at a later date. 

Please feel free to contact the NCHA office should you need further clarification with regard to your entries. 


Check out NCHA President, Peter Shumack's explanation below:


Normal penalties waived for new Non Pro Futurity entries


The Board has decided to implement an amnesty period for new Non Pro and Amateur entries in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events in the 2020 NCHA 4CYTE Futurity until the 1st September. In addition to the set entry fee there will be an applicable fee of $165 in line with the current slot transfer fee. This decision has been made in light of the extenuating circumstances due to Covid-19. Normal late penalties will apply after the 1st September 2020.

We encourage you to try and purchase a slot from a member first if you would like to enter as we do not want to hinder the current slot system.

If you have any queries please contact our office on 02 6765 9356 or by emailing admin@ncha.com.au.


Check out NCHA President, Peter Shumack's explanation below:

COVID-19 Updates