Eugowra's Canola Cup has been cancelled in the face of COVID-19 restrictions.
It's the second year in a row Australia's richest maiden harness race carnival has been cancelled as a result of the limitations on attendance numbers.
Secretary Jodie Greenhalgh said it was also a matter of prioritising the safety of the small community which has so far remained pretty clear of virus concerns.
The Cup is renowned for the success of its picnic day, its rich fashions on the field and free family fun.
"It's just not the Canola Cup without the crowd," Mrs Greenhalgh said.
The Canola Cup carnival, established in 1999, has exceptional support from its major sponsors and provides top quality racing.
In 2019 there was a dead heat in the $30,000 feature races, with four horses crossing the line together.
It's been celebrated at NSW Harness Racing industry awards for hosting the best meeting for a club its size, and there's been a raft of associated honours including volunteer of the year.
Mrs Greenhalgh thanked all the club's sponsors and supporters for their continued backing.
Eugowra Harness Racing Club looks forward to seeing you back in Eugowra in 2022.