The COVID pandemic has meant the end of many events, but the Griffith Jockey Club are holding tight on the reins.
This year's Terra Ag Griffith Cup will be run on Saturday, September 12 - there just won't be any spectators or punters trackside at Dalton Park.
Organising a race meeting without the crowds might seem a like an easier task however the public health rules mean extra work for the volunteer committee.
"The jockeys are in a bubble and they can't have contact with the trainers," club president Bernie Connolly said.
The jockeys will get temperature checked before entering the bubble and they'll stay there until the racing is finished.
Extra cleaning and disinfecting will be done every hour during the race meeting.
"The chief steward from Wagga, Jason Schulz, has been really helpful and provided the guidelines for us to re-configure for the COVID restrictions," Mr Connolly said.
"The big difference is the betting area, which will be the COVID bubble for jockeys instead of being full of bookies and punters. You can't move in that space normally."
The Griffith Jockey Club returned from recess in 2009 and over the last decade had built a significant following among NSW and Victorian trainers who bring their horses to race.
"Every year it keeps getting bigger and each year we try to bring something new for racegoers," Ms Testoni said.
Mr Connolly said the success of the Griffith Cup had meant the club was able to invest in infrastructure and facilities.
In 2019, the club received so many nominations they were able to run an extra race on the day.
The club were worried they could lose the momentum they had built over the years and have pushed ahead with running this year's event to maintain their place on the racing calendar.
While keen to see plenty of nominations, Ms Testoni said the club was disappointed the community would miss out on one the city's major social events.
"We really appreciate our sponsors who have stayed with us. Their support will help us launch into 2021," Ms Testoni said.
"This event brings a chunk of money into the community. People will go out and buy new dresses, shoes, hat, the whole works and this year many of our sponsors and supporters will miss out."
The 2020 Griffith Cup will be broadcast on the Sky Racing channel.