Meeting News

Canterbury JC | Saturday 18 November RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Now Fine (Previously Overcast @ 6.22am)
Track: Good 3
Rail: Out 2m 1100-700 Remainder True
Weather and Track updated at 10.11am Saturday 18 November

Friday Afternoon
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4 
Rail: Out 2m 1100-700 Remainder True
Weather and Track updated at 3.25pm Friday 17 November

Friday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4 
Rail: Out 2m 1100-700 Remainder True
Weather and Track updated at 8.50am Friday 17 November

Thursday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4 | 8mm Irrigation Last Night
Rail: Out 2m 1100-700 Remainder True | Further 8mm Irrigation Added today
Weather and Track updated at 11.43am Thursday 16 November

Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Good 3
Rail: True 
Weather and Track updated at 6.55am Wednesday 15 November

Nomination Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True 
Weather and Track updated at 9am Tuesday 14 November

R65 2000m and R65 1400m
Both these races have had consolations races added to the card ($20,000). If a ballot in the original races ($40,000) regains the field it must start in that race, or scratch out of both races.

24mm of Irrigation will be applied tonight and tomorrow

Apprentice Riders:
C Campbell (a4) 027 499 7244
K Cowan (a3) 0277 840 592
R Elliot (a1) c/- 027 785 4560
R Firdhaus (a3) c/-021 182 5559
D Hirini (a1) 027 372 8706
T Jonker (a3) c/027 624 6142
G Jogoo (a1) 027 225 5989
S Macnab (a3) 021 123 1858
T Newman (a4) 0211 715 703
S Weatherley (a1) c/- 027 467 6151
R Yatim (a3) 027 277 9412

Senior Riders:
C Barnes 027 336 4624
D Bradley (52kg) 021 430 083
A Collett 021 0248 5739
T Harris c/- 027 785 4560
L Innes c/- 027 639 2008
L Hemi 0212 802 370
S Muniandy 021 434 251
S Spratt c/-021 944 819

Following consultation with the New Zealand Trainers’ Association & Racing Clubs, it has been agreed that entry to the Saddling Enclosures at all thoroughbred racing venues will be restricted to Licensed Trainers & Registered Persons. In conjunction with this directive, the minimum age for staff to enter these areas is 14 years unless a Stipendiary Steward has granted prior approval. In order to enforce this policy, Licensed Trainers and Licensed Persons must display their official NZTR ID card to gain access to the Saddling Enclosure areas on raceday.

Raceday tickets are provided by way of the barcode on the NZTR letter sent out by email prior to the meeting. Owners must check their emails for this letter and remember to bring a copy to gain entry. The barcode will be scanned and Club (Members) Grandstand wristbands will be distributed at that time. Racebooks and Owners ribbons for the Al Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas, the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile, NZ 1000 Guineas, and the Christchurch Casino NZ Cup can be collected for the from the ‘Owners Box’ just outside the main turnstiles (“Owner Lane in the entry marquee on NZ Cup Day) and the ‘Owners Box’ at the Steadman Road entrance.

Owners are invited to join Club representatives and sponsors to view their horse and have a drink prior to their race in the ‘Owners Pavilion’ situated on the south side of the Parade Ring.

All Group & Listed races on the first two days and on NZ Cup Day races 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10.

All riders are now required to wear Hi-Viz Vests or jackets when riding trackwork at Riccarton Park.

Raceday Stalls are not to be reserved over the NZ Cup Meeting.
Given the probability of a high number of starters and the resulting pressure on tie-up stalls the reservation of tie-up stalls on raceday is prohibited over the NZ Cup Meeting. In the interests of fairness and co-operation Trainers are asked to work together in managing the use of tie-up stalls. It will be appreciated if horses can be returned to the Visitors/Permanent Stables as soon as possible after racing. Any reserved stalls will be released.

All horse floats are to use the containment area.
Trainers and horse float operators are advised that it is a requirement of the CJC H&S policy that all floats unload and load within the confines of the contained Float Park. Horses must not be unloaded or loaded anywhere other than within this area. Horse floats must enter the Racecourse from the Steadman Road gate.

South West Corner (NZ Cup Day only):
On NZ Cup Day horse floats have the option of using an alternative entrance and Float Park available from the gate in the South West corner off Carmen Road. Fulton Hogan will be providing Traffic Management to enable as easy access as possible though this gate. Horse floats cross the paddock and park. Horses can then to be led across the bridge into the usual contained Float Park and on into the raceday tie-up stalls. Horse floats can still use the Steadman Road gate and the security has been briefed to provide priority access for horse floats.

Trainers are asked to park horse floats on the paddock to the north side of the ‘New’ Visitors Barn so as to ease congestion in the walkway to the track. During track work people need to be observant to the fact that horses and being led and ridden to the track.

Stable-hand passes for those working on the day will gain access through the Float Park only. STABLE HAND PASSES DO NOT GAIN ENTRY ON RACEDAY and DO NO ENTITLE MEMBERS PRIVILEGES.

Security will be in control of the entrance gates on all three days of the Meeting. Please ensure that you have your NZTR Licence pass or the correct entrance ticket to prevent embarrassment or difficulties at the gates. Cars are best to use the Steadman Road entrance and park in the areas provided in the Carriage Paddock.

To assist Security in ensuring that only authorised people are allowed into the raceday stalls area it is essential that all licence holders and licensed staff wear their licence badges so that they are clearly visible at all times. Security do not necessarily know trainers and other licence holders by sight and wearing licence badges so that they are easily seen will prevent any unnecessary embarrassment in accessing the stalls area.

at Trackwork from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Tuesday, 14 November and Thursday 16 November. Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse.

Friday 17 November, 5:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m. $3 Drinks, light supper provided. All locals & visitors, connections, sponsors and members are invited and welcome to attend.

The super screen will be sited on the inside of the course proper between the Services Track and the Plough at the 100 metre mark at various times over the New Zealand Cup Meeting. On NZ Cup Day a second screen will be positioned at the 400 metre mark. A third screen will be located in the Show Gate Reserved Carpark.

A temporary cell phone tower is erected in the centre of the racecourse.

Trainers who are dropping off gear before the races on NZ Cup Day need to use the gate in the south west corner, drive across the paddock and into the Float Park which is behind the Raceday Tie-Up stalls. This will avoid problems associated with the lock-down of the Racecourse on the morning of the races.

No walk on or carry on BYO in any areas (All three days).
Grand National Lawn Carpark and Carriage Paddock no BYO – Bars will be in operation.
Show Gate Reserved Carpark: There is no BYO this year. Searches will be carried out.

Please note that an R18 policy applies on NZ Cup Day. This includes Trainers staff.
An exception applies to Owners who may wish to bring their children to the races and Trainers who have people aged less than 18 working for them on the day. It is necessary to pre-register the fact that you will have minors with you on NZ Cup Day. The necessary wristband, which MUST be worn on the day, can then be provided. Details required are name/age/gender/guardian or Trainer/guardian cell phone/member (or car park reference if applicable). – email [email protected] with any applications.
The exception does not apply to the Carriage Paddock areas which are strictly R18.

Wristbands are required to be worn by all people attending NZ Cup Day. These will be distributed on entry to the course except for corporate guest who will collect their wristbands at their corporate area.
Trainers will be provided with the wristband when arriving in the Float Park or if coming through the main turnstiles on presentation of the NZTR licence in the Corporate Queue.

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