NZTR Level 2 Protocols for Training and Racing updated

4 June, 2020
Consequent to easings of restrictions around gatherings and hospitality that government announced with effect from Friday 29 May, NZTR has updated the COVID-19 Emergency Regulations –

Statement from NZTR: Draft 2020-21 racing calendar

29 May, 2020
The proposed calendar for 2020/21 has been released today by RITA for consultation, as required under the Racing Act.   “Every thoroughbred racing club in

Guineas to remain at Riccarton Park

27 May, 2020
The Board of NZ Thoroughbred Racing a

Bernard's Briefing - 22 May

22 May, 2020
Last Friday’s release of the Draft Calendar for next season has generated discussion throughout the media and online, especially around the 10 venues where it is proposed there be no racing

NZTR Protocols for Training and Racing updated

20 May, 2020
With last week’s announced the easing of government’s COVID-19 restrictions, NZTR has worked with racing clubs in reviewed t

NZTR welcomes Racing Minister's announcement

12 May, 2020
NZTR welcomes today’s announcement by Racing Minister the Rt Hon. Winston Peters of an Emergency Support package for the racing industry.   “The Mi

Bernard's Briefing - 8 May 2020

8 May, 2020
Over the past few weeks we have been conducting a Facebook Live session on the LOVERACING.NZ Facebook page.  This has allowed some of our racing participants to send through questions

Guidance on equine activities permitted under COVID-19 Alert Level 3

30 April, 2020
The following relevant information was provided among guidance issued today by the Ministry for Primary Industries.  NZTR also reminds all employers/businesses that they must have a C

Return to Racing stakes announcement for July 2020

30 April, 2020
NZTR can now provide clarity regarding funding for industry participants when racing resumes on 3 July.   With the assistance of working groups of trainers and

Industry to return under alert level 3

24 April, 2020
The Thoroughbred racing industry today received government approval for a return to training, trialling and racing under COVID-19 alert level 3.