Racing industry Ministerial Advisory Committee established

13 December, 2018
Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a five-member Ministerial Advisory Committee to inform next steps on the Messara Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry. “This governme

NZTR identifies four key issues to bring about change

12 December, 2018
NZTR Chairman Dr Alan Jackson at the 2018 Horse of The Year awards   New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (N

Government allocates $610,649 to racecourse safety

11 December, 2018
Racing Minister Rt Hon. Winston Peters announced today that the Government has invested $610,649 in 25 projects to improve safety at racecourses.   The grants are mad

Awapuni Track Update

29 November, 2018
A return to racing on the reconstructed home turn at Awapuni is targeted for March 1, 2019.   Trials were held on the reconstructed section on Tuesday and one

NZTR Annual Report now available

27 November, 2018
The New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual Report for the 2017-18 year is now available on the NZTR website.   The report can be viewed

NZTR Enhances Track Preparation Protocols

20 November, 2018
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is developing several initiatives following an unsatisfactory number of transferred or abandoned meetings this year.   T

Stakes held pending release of cleared swabs

16 November, 2018
The RIU instruct Swabbing Attendants to collect swabs (preferably urine, otherwise blood) from horses on raceday. The trainer or other stable representative observes the swab collection and signs

Options for reporting bullying and harassment issues

15 November, 2018
Following recent media publicity about the industry’s attitude to women and bullying, NZTR emphasises that there are avenues available for any participants who feel they have been badly tre

First South Island Service Award Recipients

15 November, 2018
Photo courtesy The Digital Birdcage. Dave Hay is to the left.

NZTR Leads Calendar Innovation Project

15 November, 2018
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) initiated a Calendar Innovation project in April 2018, which is available to view