Otaki drainage work
Remedial drainage work at the Otaki racetrack means that three meetings scheduled for Otaki in April and May are likely to be transferred to other tracks.
The meetings are scheduled for Thursday April 12, Thursday May 3 and Thursday May 17. NZTR will announce new venues for these meetings once arrangements are confirmed.
The Otaki-Maori Racing Club has commissioned new drainage that will be trenched and laid at 5m intervals across the track from the 800m mark back to the 1500m mark. Once the new drainage is completed, the track will be monitored by the club and NZTR to determine when horses can return to work on the course proper, while jump-outs and trials will be conducted before a return to racing.