Meeting News

Riccarton Park-Canterbury JC | Saturday 3 August RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Now Fine (previously Overcast @ 6.35am)
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 7mm Rain Last Night
Weather and track updated at 9.54am Saturday 3 August
 
 
Friday Afternoon
Weather: Fine
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 3.11pm Friday 2 August
 
Friday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 8.55am Friday 2 August
 
Thursday Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 12mm Rain Last Night
Weather and track updated at 8.47am Thursday 1 August
 
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Now Showery (Previously Overcast @9am)
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 15mm rain overnight
Weather and track updated at 10.38am Wednesday 31 July
 
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 15mm rain overnight
Weather and track updated at 9am Wednesday 31 July
 
Nomination Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 10
Rail: True | Rain Forecast
Weather and track updated at 9.03am Tuesday 30 July
 
The following races will remain open until 9am Tuesday 31 July:
OPN 1200
3YO SW 1200
OPN HDL 3100
OPN STP 4250
 
Apprentice Riders:
Danielle Hirini (a1) 0273 728 706
B B Hong (a3) 021 055 6884
Rohan Mudhoo (a3) 027 727 0693
Brett Murray (a2) 027 299 4193
S Toolooa (a3) 027 388 6445
 
Senior Riders:
L Allpress 06 927 6236 or 021 467 730
Courtenay Barnes 027 336 4624
Sam Collett c/- 021 260 7170
Ryan Elliot c/- 0210 384 962
Robert Hannam c/- 021 0257 1931
Shaun McKay c/- 027 491 9689
Krishna Mudhoo  027 727 0691
Doni Prastiyou 027 918 5202
Madan Singh 021 295 8837
 
Jumps Riders:
Michael Gibbs-Manssen (3) 027 212 3987
Stuart Higgins 022 695 0724
 
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AL BASTI EQUIWORLD ‘BEST TURNED OUT HORSE’ PRIZE
All three days:
Al Basti Equiworld will be sponsoring cash prizes of $50 on Feature and Premier days and $25 on Tier 2 or Industry days, for the strapper of the ‘Best Turned Out’ horse in each race run at Riccarton Park.  A guest selector for the day will make the decision before each race with the prize being presented after horses go to the start. The appearance of the strapper will also be taken into account as will the NZTR requirement for appropriate closed shoes.
 
PRIVATE SUITES:
A limited number of private suites remain available on the second day, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 and on Grand National Day Saturday 10 August 2019.  Ring Kym Berney on 03 336 0055.
 
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.
 
There are two different colours of 2019/20 NZTR licence passes (Credit Card Style), Orange and Lime Green.
 
Please note that only the Lime Green card entitles free entry through cash and ticket turnstiles.
 
The Orange card does not entitle the bearer to entry and if entering through these gates the bearer must have another ticket or pay the applicable entry fee.  The Orange card does not entitle the bearer to Members privileges as of right.  The Orange card gains entry only for those holders who are attending horses starting on the day and entering through the raceday tie-stalls from the Float Park/Horse Containment area.
 
Friday 2 August 2019:
GRAND NATIONAL WELCOME:
5:00 p.m. To 7:00 pm.  Nightmarch Room.  $3 Drinks.  Complimentary finger food.  All locals & visitors, members, sponsors and punters welcome.
 
Saturday 3 August 2019:
WINNING EDGE PRESENTATIONS WINTER CUP DAY
• Live music in the birdcage, Nyree.
• Complimentary mulled wine and hot buttered rum in Club Grandstand foyer.
 
Sunday, 4 August 2019
GRAND NATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE:
9:30 am.  Parish Hall next to the Church of St Peter, 22 Main South Road.
 
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
ZILCO & McMILLAN EQUINE TRACKWORK BBQ:
7:30 am onwards, Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse.  All locals & visitors, members, sponsors and punters welcome.
 
Wednesday, 7 August 2019:
HOSPITALITY NZ CANTERBURY GRAND NATIONAL HURDLES DAY
• Live music in the birdcage, Nyree.
• Hospitality NZ Function in The Show Gate.
• Complimentary mulled wine and hot buttered rum in Club Grandstand foyer.
 
Thursday, 8 August 2019
ZILCO & McMILLAN EQUINE TRACKWORK BBQ:
7:30 am onwards, Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse.  All locals & visitors, members, sponsors and punters welcome.
 
JUMPS FORUM
2pm Thursday in the Apprentice School Riccarton Park Racecourse.  Everyone with interest in Jumps Racing is urged to attend.
 
Friday, 9 August 2019
GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF RACING LUNCHEON:
12:30 p.m.  Canterbury Club, 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch.  Sabin Kirkland, guest speaker.  Tickets $68 (includes wine/juice) are limited and available from the Canterbury Club on (03) 365 0353 or [email protected]b.co.nz or the Canterbury Jockey Club on (03) 336 0000 [email protected]  All racing fans welcome.
 
GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE FRIDAY FUNCTION:
5:00 p.m. To 7:00 pm.  Nightmarch Room.  $3 Drinks.  Complimentary finger food.  All locals & visitors, members, sponsors and punters welcome.
 
Saturday 10 August 2019:
RACECOURSE HOTEL & MOTOR LODGE GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE DAY:
• Live music in the birdcage, Nyree.
• Winter Fashions in the Field, Angela Stone.  Balmerino Room at 2:30 pm
• Complimentary mulled wine and hot buttered rum in Club Grandstand foyer.
 
OWNERS PRIVILEGES:
Owners’ privileges are available on presentation of the NZTR ‘Owners Letter’ from the owners’ box at the Main turnstiles if using the Racecourse Road entrance.  Owners are advised that the best parking is from the Steadman Road entrance.  Trainers please make owners aware of this information.  If using the Steadman Road entrance the ‘Owners Letter’ will gain entry and other privileges are provided from the Raceday Office.  Owners are invited to lead winners back to scale and retain the presentation lead.  The ‘Owners Letter’ includes a Qcode which will be scanned for entry to the course.
 
OWNERS PAVILION:
Owners are invited to join the Club for a drink before their race in the ‘Owners Pavilion’ situated on the south side of the Parade Ring.
 
MOUNTING IN PARADE RING:
All Group & Listed races plus Yesberg Insurance Services Koral Steeplechase.  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.
 
RUNNING RAIL:
First Day; True position.  (Last meeting Saturday 22 June, out 8 metres to 1200 then out 11 metres).  Outside Rail in 1 metre (last meeting in 1 metre).
 
FLOAT PARKING:
All horse-floats to use the containment area.  Trainers and horse-float operators are advised that it is a requirement of the Canterbury Jockey Club ‘Horse Containment Policy’ that all horse-floats unload and load within the confines of the contained horse-float park.  Horses are not to be unloaded or loaded anywhere other than within this area.  Entry to the horse-float park is via the Steadman Road entrance.
 
HORSE CONTAINMENT – GATES CLOSED:
Trainers and horse-float operators are reminded that all gates to the stables on Racecourse and Yaldhurst Roads are to remain closed at all times.  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.