I have today advised the Victoria Racing Club that connections of horses competing at the Melbourne Cup Carnival will not be permitted to attend the course.
The Government has determined that next week is not a suitable time for gatherings of that nature.
It is the right decision and has been made in the interests of all Victorians.
The four days at Flemington will enthral racing fans and the Melbourne Cup will, as always, stop the nation.
We wish the Victoria Racing Club and owners all the best for the carnival.