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  • Crowds and owners will be banned from Caulfield this Saturday
Alligator Blood
Alligator Blood is the favourite heading into Saturday's All Star Mile (Getty Images)

Fans and owners banned from All Star Mile

Crowds and owners of horses racing at Caulfield on Saturday will be banned from attending the All Star Mile meeting following government advice surrounding Coronavirus.

Only key race-day personnel that play a vital role on Saturday to the running of each race will be allowed to be on course as well as limited broadcast staff. The decision comes on the back of government advice to restrict gatherings of people to under 500.

The banning of owners and crowds may also impact the final field for Saturday's feature.

RSN927's Michael Felgate tweeted that connections of All Star Mile favourite Alligator Blood are also contemplating scratching the star from the $5 million feature.

Thoroughbred racing in Australia isn't alone in its crowd ban.

International racing bodies have also taken preventative steps with the Dubai Racing Club announcing its World Cup meeting this month will be run without spectators, while Horse Racing Ireland also announced that meetings will take place behind closed doors until the end of the month. 

Japan and Hong Kong are also operating under patron restrictions. 

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