RACING Wodonga's general manager Steve Wright is another casualty of the new coronavirus restrictions introduced on Tuesday in the racing industry.
Both NSW and Victorian racing authorities have banned interstate industry participants from attending racetracks.
In a cross Border anomaly dozens of local racing participants that live in one state but work in the opposite have been affected.
Wright, who resides in Lavington, has been forced to work from home since early this week.
"Because I live on the opposite side of the Border and classified as an industry participant I'm not allowed into Victoria," Wright said.
"It has made things a bit challenging from a work perspective.
"It's only myself and one of our track staff apprentices that it has affected.
"So I have just been working from home in the interim ."
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Wright applauded the move as racing authorities do their utmost to keep the racing industry going with most other sports in lockdown.
Nationally, racing is one of the biggest industries employment-wise which provides full or part-time employment for almost 250,000 people.
"Racing Victoria has probably gone to the extreme to make sure that they are keeping everyone safe as possible," he said.
"The majority of their staff have been working from home for at least the past fortnight.
"The racing industry employs so many people and is such a huge industry that we want to do everything we can to make sure it continues.
"So I feel Racing Victoria should be applauded for being as strict as they have.
"It's not ideal for me obviously but I totally agree with the measures that they have introduced."
As expected, the meeting comprises all Victorian-trained gallopers with the exception of two runners from NSW based trainers.
Albury Cup winning trainer Ron Stubbs (Courtette) and Corowa-trainer Erica Giggins (Chrysla) both have entries at the meeting.
The meeting boasts capacity fields in all nine-races with trainers and owners keen to run their gallopers knowing racing could be shutdown at anytime over the next few months.
Narromine was the only gallops meeting to be held on Thursday with TAB turnover 180 per cent up on the corresponding meeting last year.
Wright was unsure if today's Wodonga meeting would also benefit from a spike in turnover with people encouraged to stay at home wherever possible during the coronavirus outbreak.
"I hope turnover increases," he said.
"I'm not a huge punter by I find myself sitting at home at night with nothing to do and flicking to Sky Channel and having a bet."