Meeting News

Riccarton Park- Canterbury JC | Saturday 14 August RACE DAY

Race Day
Weather: Now Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True
Weather and Track last updated at 3.35pm Saturday 14 August
Race Day
Weather: Now Raining 
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True
Weather and Track last updated at 11.50am Saturday 14 August
Race Day
Weather: Fine 
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True
Weather and Track last updated at 6.36am Saturday 14 August
Friday Afternoon 
Weather: Fine 
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 2mm Rain Today 
Weather and Track last updated at 3.10pm Friday 13 August
Friday Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True 
Weather and Track last updated at 9.03am Friday 13 August
Withdrawal Morning
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True 
Weather and Track last updated at 6.32am Wednesday 11 August
Nomination Morning 
Weather: Now Fine 
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 10mm Rain Overnight
Weather and Track last updated at 10.34am Tuesday 10 August
Nomination Morning 
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy 11
Rail: True | 10mm Rain Overnight
Weather and Track last updated at 8.30am Tuesday 10 August
Apprentice Riders:
Faye Lazet (a4) 021 0800 3839
Rohan Mudhoo (a2) 027 727 0693
Temiya Taiaroa (a2) 022 067 5935
Sanu Toolooa (a3) c/- 027 624 6142 & 027 388 6445
Senior Riders:
Tina Comignaghi c/- 021 556 712
Sarah Macnab 021 123 1858
Brett Murray 027 299 4193

Jumps Riders:
Nick Downs 027 2541 299

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
Wednesday, 11 August 2021:
• Live music in the birdcage, X-Files.
• Hospitality NZ Function in The Show Gate.
• Complimentary mulled wine m in Club Grandstand foyer.
Thursday, 12 August 2021
7:30 am onwards, Trainers Hut, Riccarton Park Racecourse. All locals & visitors, members, sponsors, and punters welcome.
1pm Thursday in the Apprentice School Riccarton Park Racecourse. Anyone interested in Jumps Racing is urged to attend.
Friday, 13 August 2021
2pm NZ Trainers Association Annual General Meeting in the Apprentice School Riccarton Park Racecourse.
After work – Raffles night at the Racecourse Hotel.
Saturday 14 August 2021
• Live music in the birdcage, Nyree.
• Winter Fashions in the Field, June Youngman co-ordinator. The Tea House. First heat at 12:30 pm
• Complimentary mulled wine in Club Grandstand foyer.
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.
HI-VIZ VESTS: All riders are required to wear Hi-Viz Vests or jackets when riding trackwork at Riccarton Park. All people entering inside the Course Proper are also required to wear Hi-Viz Vests or jackets.
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 letter can also be shown on a smart phone. Racebooks and Owners ribbons can be collected for the from the ‘Owners Box’ just outside the main turnstiles and the ‘Owners Box’ by the pond gates to the Grand National Lawn when coming from 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.
A limited number of private suites remain available on the second day, Wednesday, 11 August and Grand National Day Saturday 14 August 2021. Ring Kym Berney on 03 336 0055.
OWNERS PAVILLION: 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 plus Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 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.
LICENCE DISPLAY: To assist security in ensuring that only authorised people are allowed onto the racecourse and 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.
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.
Trainers and horse-float operators are reminded that all gates to the stables on Racecourse and Yaldhurst Roads are to always 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.
RACEDAY STALLS: Given there could be a high number of starters with 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 Clerks 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.
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 that horses and being led and ridden to the track.
Al Basti Equiworld will be sponsoring cash prizes of $50 on Feature and Premier days and $25 on 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 considered as will the NZTR requirement for appropriate closed shoes.
First Day; True position. (Last meeting Saturday 26 June, out 9 metres to 1200 then out 11 metres). Outside Rail in 1 metre (last meeting in 1 metre).
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