NZTR establish plan for a return to racing

18 August, 2021
While racing has temporarily ceased in New Zealand as a result of COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown restrictions, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has put in a contingency plan for its resumpti

Have a listen - Bernard Saundry

18 August, 2021
Andrew Bensley talks with NZTR chief executive Bernard Saundry about the implications of New Zealand's COVID-19 Response Alert Level 4 lockdown for racing.

NZTR COVID Announcement

17 August, 2021
NZTR is working through the implications of today’s announcement that for three days from midnight 17 August 2021 the country will be under Alert Level 4, and Auckland and Coromandel regions

NZTR COVID Announcement June 2021

23 June, 2021
The government announced today that Wellington and neighbouring regions of Wairarapa and Kapiti (including Otaki) have been placed into Alert Level 2 from 6pm tonight until 11.59pm Sunday 27

Crowds allowed at Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day

12 March, 2021
Following the government's announcement that Auckland will join the remainder of the country in COVID-19 alert level 1 from midday today, crowds will be welcomed on-course to Ellerslie’s

COVID restrictions around meeting attendance eased once more

8 March, 2021
Restrictions regarding attendance at race and trial meetings outside of the greater Auckland region were removed when the bulk of the country returned to alert level 1 on 7 March. This mean

Third option available for NZ Derby meeting

3 March, 2021
A third option is under consideration for the running of the Vodafone New Zealand Derby meeting this weekend. If the COVID Alert Level 3 status for Auckland is extended for just 24 h

NZTR background regarding Alert Level 3 travel

2 March, 2021
NZTR is aware of social media discussion regarding the processes which have allowed harness racing to continue in Auckland COVID Alert Level 3. The Auckland region can support a harn

Derby "Plan B" agreed

1 March, 2021
Industry officials met this afternoon to discuss options for the running of the Vodafone Derby meeting programmed to take place at Ellerslie on Sunday, 7 March. A conference call com

Covid restrictions impact NZ Derby

28 February, 2021
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) held discussions this morning regarding the impact of last night's announcement that Auckland was moving back into Covid