Proposed programme for a return to racing

21 April, 2020
Today we have released a proposed calendar for August through to early November to give owners, trainers and racing participants some certainty for the next six months.  This follows

Cautious optimism following PM's announcement

20 April, 2020
 The announcement this afternoon by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, that New Zealand would move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday, 27 Apri

RITA COVID-19 Update

19 April, 2020
The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today (19 April) provides a further update on the potential impacts of, and its response to, COVID-19,  including initial consideration fo

Bernard's Briefing - 17 April 2020

17 April, 2020
We had hoped to be releasing the draft dates for the remainder of this season and the first part of the new season today.

NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry industry update

15 April, 2020
NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry checks in to talk about the extraordinary times we face as an industry. Stay safe everybody, we're all in this together.

Protocols for Farriers during COVID-19

10 April, 2020
Farriers have now been added to the essential services list, where their work is essential for animal welfare. However, this DOES NOT mean farriers are able to commence routine work. This means t

Bernard's Briefing - 10 April

10 April, 2020
Next Thursday 16 April RITA will release the dates for the proposed return to racing for the remainder of this racing season.

Bernard's Briefing - 3 April

3 April, 2020
One week down in lockdown and like many people around the country (and the world) I have had to become an expert at holding meetings via Zoom.   As you would e

Message from NZTR Chairman & CEO

1 April, 2020
On behalf of NZTR, we want to provide you an update on the work we are doing in these unprecedented times.   The New Zealand racing industry, like many busines

Bernard's Briefing - 27 March

27 March, 2020
New Zealand is now in day two of lockdown and with the majority of our training centres now in lockdown, with horses out in the spelling paddock, we are considering t