Riccarton Park-Canterbury JC | Wednesday 14 November RACE DAY
Weather: Now Fine, was Cloudy (previously overcast)
Track: Good 3
Weather and Track updated at 11.30am Wednesday 14 November
Track: Good 3
Weather and Track updated at 6:30am Wednesday 14 November
Track: Dead 4
Weather and Track updated at 3.20pm Tuesday 13 November
Track: Dead 5
Rail: True |Fine
Weather and Track updated at 8.53am Tuesday 13 November
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True |No rain | 10mm Irrigation Applied Today
Weather and Track updated at 12.30pm Monday 12 November
Track: Dead 4
Rail: True |No rain
Weather and Track updated at 8:50am Monday 12 November
Track: Heavy 10 | Now Slow 9 | Now Slow 8
Rail: True | 3mm Rain Overnight
Weather and Track updated at 6.35am Saturday 10 November
Track: Slow 9
Rail: True | 20mm Rain Today, 38mm in the past 24 hours
Weather and Track updated at 3:54pm Friday 9 November
Track: Dead 5
Rail: True | 18mm Rain Overnight
Weather and Track updated at 8.37am Friday 9 November
K Cowan (a3) 027 784 0592
J Fawcett (a2) c/ 0274 351 015
T Jonker (a3) c/- 027 510 6527
J Bayliss c/- 027 2929 153
M Coleman 027 285 5212
S McKay c/- 027 491 9689
J Parkes c/- 021 0259 1555
For horse stabling requests please contact either Kevin McClintock 027 4141750 or Jim Langan 0274 341582
ACCESS TO SADDLING ENCLOSURE
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.
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NEW ZEALAND CUP MEETING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Due to a late cancellation one private suite is available on the FIRST DAY – call Kym now 03 336 0055.
IMPORTANT!! – OWNERS PRIVILEGES ALL THREE DAYS:
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, gavelhouse.com 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.
MOUNTING IN 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.
HORSE FLOAT PARKING:
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.
VISITORS STABLES CONGESTION:
Trainers are asked to park horse floats 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 ID PASSES:
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.
ENTRY TO THE COURSE:
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.
RACEDAY SECURITY LICENCE DISPLAY:
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.
CUP MEETING WELCOME SOCIAL FUNCTION:
Friday 9 November, 5:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m. $3 Drinks, light supper provided. Spot prizes. All locals & visitors, connections, sponsors and members are invited and welcome to attend.
NZ CUP WEEK BOWLS TRIPLES TOURNAMENTS:
Sunday 11 November. Bowls start at 10:30am.
Burnside Bowling Club. Sponsored by Te Akau Racing – Prize Pool exceeds $2,250. Entry $60 per team includes a light lunch. Email Alan at [email protected]
NZ CUP WEEK GOLF TOURNAMENTS:
Monday 12 November.
Templeton Golf Course - Shotgun start at 12noon, Ambrose teams. Entry $200 per team of 4 with $10 per head sweepstake an additional option. Email [email protected]
ZILCO & McMILLAN EQUINE TRACKWORK BBQ:
at Trackwork from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Tuesday, 13 November and Thursday 15 November. Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse.
Friday 16 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 NZ 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.
CELL PHONE TOWER:
A temporary cell phone tower is erected in the centre of the racecourse.
NEW ZEALAND CUP DAY ONLY:
DROPPING OFF GEAR:
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.
R18 POLICY (NZ CUP DAY ONLY):
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 (NZ CUP DAY ONLY):
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.