Meeting News

Riccarton Park-Canterbury JC | Saturday 7 September RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11 | 2mm Rain Overnight |Now Heavy 10
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m 
Weather and Track Updated at 6.50am Saturday 7 September
Friday Afternoon
Weather: Showery
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m | 11mm rain today
Weather and Track Updated at 3.11pm Friday 6 September
Friday Morning
Weather: Showery
Track: Heavy 10
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m | 3mm rain overnight
Weather and Track Updated at 9am Friday 6 September
Thursday Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Slow 8
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m | 11mm Rain Last 24 Hours 
Weather and Track Updated at 9.32am Thursday 5 September
Track Preview Riccarton Park 5th September
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Showery
Track: Good 3
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m 
Weather and Track Updated at 8.51 Wednesday 4 September
Nomination Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4
Rail: Out 8m to the 1000m, remainder out 11m 
Weather and Track Updated at 8.51am Tuesday 3 September
Apprentice Riders:
B B Hong (a3) 021 055 6884
Rohan Mudhoo (a3) 027 727 0693
Brett Murray (a2) 027 775 8500
Sanu Toolooa (a4) c/- 027 624 6142
Sam Weatherley (a0) c/-027 639 2008
Senior Riders:
Courtney Barnes 027 336 4624
Sam Collett c/- 021 260 7170
Michael McNab c/- 027 221 9738
Krishna Mudhoo  027 727 0691
Doni Prastiyou 027 918 5202
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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Private suites remain available for Saturday.  If interested ring Kym on (03) 336 0055 or [email protected] 
To be held on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Riccarton Park Racecourse.  Distance: 800 metres.
In past years a similar trial has taken place at the racemeeting on this date for the purpose of assisting in the preparation of two-year-olds intending to race in the spring particularly at the first two-year-old race which this year is on Saturday 5 October 2019.
For this reason, all entries must be named at time of entry.  Unnamed two-year-olds can compete at the Rangiora Trials on Tuesday 24 September 2019.  With these Trials being close to raceday there is a need to minimise any cannibalisation of starters.  The timing of and number of trials will be decided after entries are taken but will most likely be only one heat prior to the first race.  The Club reserves the right to cancel this trial for whatever reason including if in its opinion there are insufficient entries.
Entries close: Noon Tuesday 17 September 2019 with the National Racing Bureau.
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.