Meeting News

Riccarton Park - Canterbury JC | Saturday 15 August RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Fine 
Track: Dead 5
Rail: True | Heaving Morning Frost 
Weather and track updated at 6.15am Saturday 15 August
Friday Afternoon
Weather: Overcast
Track: Dead 5
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 3.35pm Friday 14 August
Friday Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Dead 6
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 8.54am Friday 14 August
Thursday Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Dead 6
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 8.34am Thursday 13 August
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Slow 7
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 8.50am Wednesday 12 August
Nomination Morning
Weather: Fine
Track: Slow 7
Rail: True
Weather and track updated at 8.43am Tuesday 11 August
R65 1800m Races
There is a consolation R65 1800m race being run for $10,000. If a horse gains a start in the $22,500 race off the ballot it must start in that race or alternatively scratch out of both the R65 1800m races.

Apprentice Riders:
Zubair Bholar (a3) c/- 027 597 0985
Yong Chew (a4) c/- 0272230966
Kavish Chowdhoory (a2) 021 992 119
Sarah Macnab (a2) 021 123 1858
Rohan Mudhoo (a2) 027 727 0693
Sanu Toolooa (a3) c/- 027 624 6142
Senior Riders:
Akshay Balloo 027 242 1320
Courtney Barnes 027 336 4624
Ryan Bishop c/- 021 742 244
Leah Hemi c/- 021 0238 1568
Krishna Mudhoo 027 727 0691
Rosie Myers c/- 021 025 91555
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.
The ability of Owners, Sponsors, Members and the Public to attend this meeting will be decided when there is greater clarity as to what Alert Level will apply on Saturday. Currently there is an Alert level 2 until midnight on Friday. If Alert level 2 applies on Saturday this meeting will be a ‘Ghost Meeting’ with only people essential to the meeting taking place being able to attend. The following three items will depend on the Alert Level.
OWNERS PRIVILEGES: 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 PAVILION: 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.
MOUNTING IN PARADE RING: Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup.
Under Alert Level 2 the Sauna is closed.
Given the probability of a high number of starters and the resulting pressure on tie-up stalls 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. Any reserved stalls will be released if horses have nowhere to go. Please return horses to the Visitors/Permanent Stables as soon as possible after racing.
Two extra stalls have been created by shifting the Clerk’s of Course to the Farrier area, eight new outdoor tie-up stalls facing the Grand National Stand have been built and the two small yards have been brought into the area by re-aligning fencing. This creates an additional 12 places for horses resulting in 132 in total.
FLOAT ENTRY: 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.
FLOAT PARKING: 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.
HORSE CONTAINMENT – GATES CLOSED: 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.
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.

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