NZTR Protocols for Training and Racing updated

20 May, 2020
With last week’s announced the easing of government’s COVID-19 restrictions, NZTR has worked with racing clubs in reviewed t

Bernard's Briefing - 8 May 2020

8 May, 2020
Over the past few weeks we have been conducting a Facebook Live session on the LOVERACING.NZ Facebook page.  This has allowed some of our racing participants to send through questions

Guidance on equine activities permitted under COVID-19 Alert Level 3

30 April, 2020
The following relevant information was provided among guidance issued today by the Ministry for Primary Industries.  NZTR also reminds all employers/businesses that they must have a C

Return to Racing stakes announcement for July 2020

30 April, 2020
NZTR can now provide clarity regarding funding for industry participants when racing resumes on 3 July.   With the assistance of working groups of trainers and

Industry to return under alert level 3

24 April, 2020
The Thoroughbred racing industry today received government approval for a return to training, trialling and racing under COVID-19 alert level 3.

Bernard's Briefing - 24 April

24 April, 2020
The industry has had plenty to digest this week with the release on Tuesday of draft calendar for the remainder of this season and a proposed calendar for the early part of the 2020-21 sea

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.