This is NOT business as usual

26 March, 2020
If last night’s emergency alert message on your mobile phone was not sufficient warning, it should be very clear that the next few weeks under COVID-19 Level 4

MPI decision on "essential services"

25 March, 2020
In light of the government’s announcement that the country will move to COVID-19 alert level 4 at midnight tonight (25 March) only “essential services” are permitted to o

COVID-19: Interview with Bernard Saundry

25 March, 2020
Trackside's Jason Tan interviews New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing CEO Bernard Saundry with Alert Level 4 taking effect.

Latest Update COVID-19 Tuesday 24 March

24 March, 2020
As New Zealand prepares to go into lockdown at midnight on Wednesday here is a brief overview of where the industry sits at present:

COVID-19: How to access help

24 March, 2020
These are stressful times and, with racing shut down for at least the next four weeks, you may be wondering how you might cope financially.

Racing industry media release

23 March, 2020
The announcement that New Zealand would move to level 4 of the COVID-19 alert system in 48 hours means that all racing will cease for the next four weeks from Tuesday 24 March.

Bernard's Briefing - COVID-19

22 March, 2020
This is the first of what will be regular briefings to ensure information is passed on to our stakeholders and participants in a timely fashion over the coming weeks.  

New Zealand Racing open for business

20 March, 2020
Steps are being taken to ensure racing will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Trish Dunell

Have a listen - Bernard Saundry

18 March, 2020
Trackside Radio's Peter Earley speaks with NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry about changes imposed on the industry with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Important Industry Update - COVID-19

17 March, 2020
The racing industry is taking steps to reduce the potential for the spread of the COVID-19 virus among participants and public by closing its meetings to all but essential personnel.