Meeting News

Riccarton Park-Canterbury JC | Saturday 16 November RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 4
Rail: Out 2.5m from 1100m to 700m, remaider true
Weather and Track Updated at 6.22am Saturday 16 November
 
Friday Afternoon
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 5
Rail: Out 2.5m from 1100m to 700m, remaider true
Weather and Track Updated at 3.36pm Friday 15 November
 
Friday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 6 | 7mm Rain Overnight
Rail: Out 2.5m from 1100m to 700m, remaider true
Weather and Track Updated at 8.52am Friday 15 November
 
Thursday Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Dead 5 | 1mm Rain Overnight
Rail: Out 2.5m from 1100m to 700m, remaider true
Weather and Track Updated at 8.40am Thursday 14 November
 
 
Nomination Morning
Weather: Cloudy
Track: Dead 6
Rail: True | 28mm Rain Since Saturday
Weather and Track updated at 8.50am Tuesday 12 November
 
 
 
 
NZTR together with the club will look to run a consolation R65 1400m for a stake of $20,000. Horses that gain a start off the ballot in the R65 1400m $40,000 race are required to start in that race and scratch from $20,000 race. Alternatively they will need to scratch from both races.
 
 
Apprentice Riders:
Kavish Chowdhoory (a2) 021 992 119
Rohan Mudhoo (a3) 027 727 0693
Sanu Toolooa (a3) c/- 027 624 6142
 
 
Senior Riders:
Courtney Barnes 027 336 4624
Matt Cameron c/- 021 944 819
Sam Collett c/- 021 260 7170
Ryan Elliot c/- 0210 384 962
Craig Grylls c/- 021 260 7170
Robbie Hannam c/- 021 0257 1931
Leah Hemi c/- 021 0238 1568
Troy Harris c/- 027 785 4560
Michael McNab c/-027 639 2008
Rosie Myers 027 466 8665
Sam Spratt c/- 021 944 819
Jason Waddell c/- 021 147 7378
 
 
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NEW ZEALAND CUP MEETING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
 
PRIVATE SUITE & GUINEAS TERRACE:
Due to a late cancellation one private suite is available on the SECOND DAY.  A limited number of Tables are available on the Guineas Terrace for the 1st and 2nd days – 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 all races (Special 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 (from the ‘Owner Lane’ in the entry marquee on NZ Cup Day) and the ‘Owners Box’ at the Steadman Road entrance.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
RACEDAY STALLS:
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 on Saturday.  In the interests of fairness and co-operation Trainers are asked to work together in managing the use of tie-up stalls.  Please do not leave vacant stalls between you and your neighbour and 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.
 
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 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.
 
OWNERS PAVILLION:
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.
 
VISITORS STABLES CONGESTION:
Trainers are asked to park horse floats in a manner that does not cause 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.
 
HI-VIZ VESTS:
All riders are required to wear Hi-Viz Vests or jackets when riding trackwork at Riccarton Park.
 
CUP MEETING WELCOME SOCIAL FUNCTION:
Friday 8 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 10 November.  Bowls start at 11 am.
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].co.nz.
 
NZ CUP WEEK GOLF TOURNAMENTS:
Sunday 10 November.
Coringa Golf Course - Shotgun start at 12noon, Stableford with best 3 of 4 to count, $200 per team of 4. Email [email protected]
Monday 11 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, 12 November and Thursday 14 November.  Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse.
 
CONNECTIONS FUNCTION:
Friday 15 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.
 
SUPER SCREEN:
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 Steadman Road gate and drive down 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.  It is essential that you have your Trainers Licence to present to security.
 
LIQUOR POLICY:
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 no BYO.  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.
 
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.