Rules, Directives, Policies and Regulations

Please find below NZTR reference documents, the New Zealand Rules of Racing, directives, policies and regulations.

Option 1. Click on the link and the document will download or open in your browser; you can then print it.
Option 2. Right click on the link and select 'Save Target As...' (or on a mac hold down the control, 'Ctrl', key on your keyboard at the came time as clicking normally). Once saved to your computer, open with Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview to print out the document.

Rules of Racing & Constitution

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Title

Link

Rules of Racing - Full Version (with amendments)

Rules of Racing (Effective from 1 April 2019)

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Constitution

NZTR Constitution

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Penalties

Reference

Title

Link

Penalty Rule

Penalty Guidelines effective 1 August 2018.

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Directives

Please find below NZTR directives. NZTR makes directives to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Directive

Directive - Cardiac Arrhythmia

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Directive

Directive - Horse Movement

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Directive

Directive - Presenting Horses Oncourse

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Directive

Directive - Jewellery Worn By Riders

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Directive

Directive - Blinkers

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Directive

Directive - Withdrawing Horses From Feature Races

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Directive

Directive - Race Course Entry

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Directive

Directive – Guidelines with respect to acceptable use of the whip

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Directive

Directive – Horses and Bits on a Racecourse

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Regulations

Please find below NZTR regulations. NZTR makes regulations to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Regulation

Prohibited Substance Regulations

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Policies

Please find below NZTR policies. NZTR makes policies to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Policy

NZTR Final Funding Policy for NZ Thoroughbred Clubs 2018 /2019 Season

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Policy

NZTR Safety Sensitive Activities 

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective to 30th April 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st May 2019 to 31st July 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st August 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Jump Racing Handicapping Policy

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Policy

NZTR Apprentice Jockeys Fund Policy

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Policy

NZTR Approved Entity Colours/Silks

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Policy

NZTR General Trust Fund Policy

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Policy

NZTR Starters Manual

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Policy

Pregnancy Guidelines

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Policy

Standard Balloting Conditions

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Policy

NZTR Horse Welfare Guidelines

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Policy

NZTR Register of Notifiable Gear

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Policy

NZTR Minimum Venue Guideline Standards

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Policy

NZTR Licencee Code of Conduct

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Policy

NZTR Infrastructure Policy

TBA

Policy

NZTR Naming Policy

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Policy

NZTR Approved Farriers for Scratching Certificates

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Policy

NZTR Racing Policy

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Policy

NZTR Abandonment and Track Issue Protocols

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Policy

NZTR/RIU Approved Safety Vests and Skull Caps

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