Bernard's Blog

25 September, 2020
This week’s return to covid-19 alert level one outside of the Auckland region has signaled the ability of clubs to once again host crowds. NZTR has created a framework which allows th

Call for NZTR Board Director applications

24 September, 2020
Applicants are sought for three positions of directors of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing is responsible under the Racing Industry Act 2020 fo

Restrictions around meeting attendance eased

21 September, 2020
Restrictions regarding attendance at race and trial meetings outside of the greater Auckland region will be removed when the bulk of the country returns to alert level 1 from midnight tonight.

Update from NZTR Members' Council

18 September, 2020
Over the past two weeks representatives of the Members’ Council have been part of the NZTR Regional Roadshows providing an overview of its activities. It has been an opportunit

Payment Dates 2020/2021

7 September, 2020
NZTR will endeavour to process and pay Owners, Trainers, and Jockeys as per the respective schedules.

Horse of the Year Awards to go virtual

4 September, 2020
Uncertainty regarding alert levels has resulted in the Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) deciding against holding the 2020 Horse of the Year Awards in its usual format.

Regional Roadshows rescheduled

4 September, 2020
The NZTR Regional Roadshows which were postponed in August have now been rescheduled. Bearing in mind the current alert level 2 protocols around “gatherings” those planni

NZ form now to include sectional split data

3 September, 2020
Punters and keen followers of form now have an additional tool with the inclusion of sectional split data. NZTR has entered a partnership with Formpro to provide what has been an ess

New traceability rules require "accountable person"

26 August, 2020
A considerable body of work in the welfare area comes to fruition on 1 September 2020 with the introduction of new rules regarding traceability at both ends of the spectrum. NZTR&rsq

COVID-19 Update on NZTR Directives

18 August, 2020
Requirement to wear face masks (new clause 2.1(g)(v)) Effective Tuesday 18 August 2020, NZTR have updated the Level 2 and Level 3 Directives to introduce a