Despite a host of meetings being cancelled, a busy few weeks still awaits for trainers in the Central and Western Districts.
The COVID outbreak has forced a number of clubs to abandon non-TAB or picnic meetings, with Enngonia, Geurie, Come-By-Chance, Grenfell, and Mungery among those who won't race in the next three weeks alone.
To combat that and assist those who miss out on the chance to race, Racing NSW has confirmed a new six-race non-TAB meeting will be held at Warren next Saturday while a six-race picnic meeting has been added for Wellington a week later.
It forms part of a packed few weeks, with Narromine racing on Thursday, Orange on Monday, and Bathurst the following Sunday.
The new meetings are set to help a number of smaller stables around the region, including the likes of Michael Plummer.
Plummer, who trains a small team of horses at Narromine, is more often found on the non-TAB or picnic circuit and he has nominated two chances for Thursday's meeting at his home track and Saturday's new Warren meeting.
Royal Abbey and Well Decorated were put forward for both meetings.
Royal Abbey is a veteran of Plummer's stable and is likely to make career start number 88 this week.
The now 10-year-old has three lifetime wins and the most recent of those came at Bathurst in August of 2018, while six-year-old Well Decorated last won at Cowra in January of last year.
Narromine's seven-race meeting attracted 162 nominations in total.
Final fields will be confirmed on Tuesday.