COVID-19 Announcement – Implications for Thoroughbred Racing

11 August, 2020
Following Tuesday evening’s announcement of resumed COVID-19 restrictions NZTR and Stipendiary Stewards met and agreed the following: Persons and venues within the Auckl

Stakes levels for 2020-21 announced

17 July, 2020
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) announced today that stakes levels for the 2020/21 racing season will return to those in the 2019/20 season pre-COVID. “The NZTR Board met yeste

New Zealand racing calendar confirmed

3 July, 2020
More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year.

Passing of Racing Bill welcomed by Industry

25 June, 2020
The passing of the Racing Industry Bill after its third reading today is a momentous occasion for New Zealand racing and delivers transformational change, says the leaders of New Zealand racing.

Proposed changes to Racing Industry Bill

12 June, 2020
New Zealand’s Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee has put forward a number of proposed changes to the country’s new Racing Industry Bill, with the legislation now expec

COVID-19 emergency regulations - alert level 1

8 June, 2020
On Saturday, 21st March 2020, the government advised a four-level alert level system to be used during the COVID-19 response.  On Monday 8 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the coun

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 –

Thoroughbred Racing resumption brought forward

4 June, 2020
Thoroughbred racing will resume earlier than anticipated with the Counties Racing Club hosting a meeting on Saturday 20 June. NZ Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) announced the move today b

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