A message from NZTR Chair and CEO

29 December, 2020
As we look towards 2021, the NZTR Board and staff want to thank you, our industry participants, for your resilience, support, and effort during the past 12 months. We have learned mu

Wall of Fame celebrates thoroughbred versatility

24 December, 2020
Thoroughbreds are well-known for their versatility off the track and a recent addition to the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) demonstrates this, along with the longevity of some of ou

Welfare Guidelines go global

15 December, 2020
Following the lead of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has this week released its horse welfare standards. The W

Hong Kong stars at Trentham

4 December, 2020
Trentham racecourse will host the first appearance of NZ Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) welfare ambassadors Werther and Ping Hai Star on Saturday. The duo, both former Hong Kong Derby wi

Amendment to prizemoney policy

4 December, 2020
Following consultation with clubs and RIOs regarding paying back to 14th, the NZTR Board has decided to maintain the current prizemoney policy from 1 February 2021, with an amendm

Statement from NZTR Chairman Cameron George

27 November, 2020
The NZTR Board would like to announce a number of key decisions and initiatives that were recently agreed upon at its 25 November Board meeting. As Chairman I’m excited by the options we have

Riding fee increases flagged

25 November, 2020
Jockeys will receive a long-awaited pay increase from 1 February 2021 with flat riding fees going up to $160 from the current $145.23 (GST excl). In making the decision New Zealand T

NZTR calls for expressions of interest

23 November, 2020
The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing calls for expressions of interest for nomination to the TAB NZ Board. The Racing Industry Act provides that the three racing Codes may jointly no

Bernard's Blog - 20 November

20 November, 2020
The Annual General Meeting of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) was held in Wellington earlier this week. The NZTR Board now comprises – Jason Fleming, Cameron George, Bru

Whip use consultation begins

20 November, 2020
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is currently seeking consultation from industry participants and other interested parties regarding potential changes to the whip rules. The mo