Meeting News

Central Districts Race Meeting Transfers

Please note the meeting scheduled for Otaki on Saturday 19 August has been transferred to Tauherenikau. As a result the Wairarapa RC meeting scheduled for Tauherenikau on Thursday 24 August has been transferred to Woodville.


Otaki has received over 100mm of rain in recent days following well above average rainfall throughout the winter. Given recent abandonments all parties have decided an early decision is the most appropriate course of action to ensure the meeting proceeds without disruption. NZTR and the Central Districts Programming Committee would like to acknowledge the cooperation of the Otaki Maori Racing Club in reaching an early decision in the interest of all participants, and also the Wairarapa Racing Club  and Woodville Pahiatua Racing Club for accommodating these transfers.   


The 3YO 1000m race originally programmed for Wairarapa on 24 August will now be run on 19 August. The 3YO Maiden 1100m originally programmed for 19 August at Otaki will now be run at the Woodville meeting on 24 August. There are some other distance changes as a result of the change of venues.


Nominations will close for both meetings at the originally advertised times. Full programmes are outlined below:


Wairarapa RC @ Tauherenikau Saturday 19 August



Open                     1400m                   $35,000

BM 85                   2050m                   $30,000 (was 2100m)

BM 85                   1000m                   $30,000

BM75                    1400m                   $25,000

BM65                    1600m                   $22,500

BM65                    1000m                   $22,500 (was 1200m)

3YO SWP              1000m                   $25,000

MDN                     1400m                   $10,000


Woodville RC @ Woodville Thursday 24 August



BM75                    1200m                   $11,000 (was 1300m)

BM 65                   1400m                   $10,000

MDN                     1600m                   $10,000

MDN                     1400m                   $10,000 (was 1300m)

MDN                     1100m                   $10,000 (was 1000m)

3YO MDN            1100m                   $10,000