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Like many others The Image is Everything has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We deeply regret the fact our 2020 Sydney Autumn Carnival coverage was cut short and we are still unable to photograph at the track because of the biosecurity protocols introduced by Racing Victoria in late March. Also, current quarantine requirements in South Australia and Queensland have ruled out the Queensland and South Australian winter carnivals we would normally cover.
We are encouraged by the excellent progress Australia is making against the virus which may see some easing of restrictions in the coming weeks and are hopeful we will be allowed to resume photographing on Victorian racetracks soon. In the meantime we are doing our best to stay safe and healthy and have been supporting our wonderful health workers by staying at home as requested by the state and federal governments. However we are conscious that the selling bloodstock in online platforms makes high quality imagery and video essential and remain available to NSW and Victorian farms.
We are gravely concerned at the spread of the virus around the globe, in particular throughout the United States of America and hope all our friends and colleagues remain safe and well. The hard work of Western European nations is seeing a slowing of the disease which is very encouraging. We are resigned to the fact that federal government restrictions preventing Australians from travelling internationally means we cannot make our usual trip to England and Ireland. While this is particularly disappointing we are optimistic that the excellent work of international scientific community will lead to a viable vaccine and treatments which will allow the world to return to some sort of normal!
We thank our loyal clients for their ongoing patronage and ask you to continue supporting independent operators such as ourselves. Although we may at times be considered 'just a subcontractor' we remain an important part of the team who markets both your brand and the wonderful thoroughbred racehorse as a whole. Borrowing from the words of "Hamilton", we will 'see you on the other side of the war'.
In the meantime... Stay safe. Stay home if you can. Phone your friends and family. Keep washing your hands and DON'T go anywhere other than a testing clinic if you feel unwell!