Meeting News

Riccarton Park - Canterbury JC | Friday 31 May RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Now Fine (Previously Overcast @ 11.53am)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: Out 8m 
Weather and Track Updated at 12.16pm Friday 31 May
Race Day
Weather: Now Overcast (Previously Fine @ 7.00am)
Track: Dead 4
Rail: Out 8m 
Weather and Track Updated at 11.53am Friday 31 May
Thursday Afternoon
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4
Rail: Out 8m | Windy
Weather and Track Updated at 3.31pm Thursday 30 May
Thursday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 5
Rail: Out 8m
Weather and Track Updated at 9.17am Thursday 30 May
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 6
Rail: Out 8m | 2mm Rain Overnight
Weather and track updated at 8.51am Wednesday 29 May 
Nomination Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Dead 5
Rail: Out 8m
Weather and track updated at 8.54am Tuesday 28 May 
Licence Renewals will be emailed from 6th May onwards and posted to those without emails or requested. A reminder that all licence renewals are due by 1 July 2019.
Apprentice Riders:
K Asano (a4) 021 269 6203
K Chowdhoory (a3) 021 992 119
J Fawcett (a1) 027 815 5963
T Jonker (a2) 027 510 6527
G Saejorhor (a4) 0279727812
Senior Riders:
R Hannam c/- 021 0257 1931
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.
The following conditions have been reached in consultation with the NZ Jockeys Association and apply to use of the Sauna at Riccarton Park Racecourse.
• There MUST always be at least two (2) people in the Sauna/Jockeys Rooms.
• The sauna is NOT to be used by ONE PERSON in the facility on their own.
• All cars are to be parked out on the driveway NOT inside the ‘Arch Gate’.
• The Jockeys Room/Basement area must be locked when leaving.  It is not to be left open under any circumstances.
• Lights and heaters are to be turned off.
• A water cooler is installed to provide drinking water.
• Jockeys using the facilities are responsible for cleaning and tidying the sauna, showers and toilets after use.
Owners’ privileges are detailed in the NZTR ‘Owners Letter’.  Owners are advised that the best parking, in front of the Grand National Stand, is accessed from the Steadman Road entrance.  Trainers please make owners aware of this information.  Owners are invited to lead winners back to scale and retain the presentation lead.
Owners are invited to join the Club and sponsors for a drink before their race in the LOVERACING ‘Owners Pavilion’ situated on the south side of the Parade Ring.
All Group & Listed races.  Owners are invited to join Club & Owners Association representatives and the race sponsors in the Owners Pavilion to watch the mounting in the Parade Ring.
Float Operators and Trainers are reminded that all floats are to enter Riccarton Park through the Steadman Road gate.  The Racecourse Road entrances no longer provide access through into the horse float containment area.
All Floats to use the containment area.  Trainers and Float operators are advised that it is a requirement of the Canterbury Jockey Club Horse Containment Policy that all floats unload and load within the confines of the contained Float Park.  Horses are not to be unloaded or loaded anywhere other than within this area.
Trainers and Float operators are reminded that all gates to the stables on Racecourse and Yaldhurst Roads are always to remain closed.  Please ensure that your owners, staff and other contractors are aware of this requirement.  This is a major safety issue as closed gates prevent horses escaping off the property onto the surrounding roads.
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 always clearly visible.
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.
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