Rules, Directives, Policies and Regulations

Please find below NZTR reference documents, the New Zealand Rules of Racing, directives, policies and regulations.

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Rules of Racing & Constitution

Reference

Title

Link

Rules of Racing - Full Version (with amendments)

Rules of Racing (Effective from 25th July 2022)

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Constitution

NZTR Constitution 2020

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Constitution

NZTR Constitution 2021

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Rules and Policies Under Consultation



Penalties


Reference

Title

Link

Penalty Rule

Penalty Guidelines effective 1 August 2018

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Penalty Rule

Penalty Guidelines - Whip and Careless Riding - with effect from 30th  May 2022

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Penalty Rule

Penalty Guidelines - Whip and Careless Riding – Jumps and Highweight Races – with effect from 30th May 2022

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Directives

Please find below NZTR directives. NZTR makes directives to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Directive

Directive - COVID Protection Framework (Omicron) (13April22)

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Directive

Directive - Protocols for training and racing under COVID-19 Alert Level 2

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Directive

Directive - Protocols for training, trialling & racing under COVID-19 Alert Level 3

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Directive

Directive - Horse Welfare - amended

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Directive

Directive - Cardiac Arrhythmia

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Directive

Directive - Horse Movement

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Directive

Directive - Presenting Horses Oncourse

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Directive

Directive - Jewellery Worn By Riders

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Directive

Directive - Blinkers

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Directive

Directive - Withdrawing Horses From Feature Races

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Directive

Directive - Race Course Entry

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Directive

Directive - Horses and Bits on a Racecourse

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Directive

Directive - STS Irons - NZTR Safety Directive September 2019

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Directive

Directive - Race Day Treatment of Horses March 2021

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Regulations

Please find below NZTR regulations. NZTR makes regulations to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Regulation

NZTR Coronavirus Regulations

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Regulation

COVID Jockey Health Regulations

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Regulation

NZTR Coronavirus Accredited Media

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Regulation

Prohibited Substance Regulations

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Track Safety

Please find below NZTR Policies around Track Safety

Reference

Title

Link

Template

Race Meeting Track Information Template - July 2022

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Policy

Track Preparation Policy - February 2022

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Policy

Pre-Meeting Track Safety Review Policy - July 2022

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Policy

Raceday Track Safety Review Policy - February 2022

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Policy

Return to Racing Policy - July 2022

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Policy

NZTR Compensation Guide Following an Abandoned Meeting

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Policy

Post Abandonment Report

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Policies

Please find below NZTR policies. NZTR makes policies to help it manage the racing industry fairly, efficiently and effectively.

Reference

Title

Link

Policy

NZTR Handicapping Review 2022

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Policy

NZTR Draft Funding Policy for NZ Thoroughbred Clubs 2022 /2023 Season

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Policy

NZTR List of Meetings & Categories Funding Policy 2022

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Policy

NZTR Safety Sensitive Activities 

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Policy

NZTR NZ Rider Fees (1 August 2022 - 31 July 2024)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective to 30th April 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st May 2019 to 31st July 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st August 2019)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st August 2021)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 2nd May 2022)

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Policy

NZTR Handicapping Policy (Effective from 1st August 2022)

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Policy

NZTR Jump Racing Handicapping Policy

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Policy

NZTR Apprentice Jockeys Fund Policy

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Policy

NZTR General Trust Fund Policy

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Policy

NZTR Starters Manual

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Policy

Pregnancy Guidelines

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Policy

NZTR - Swabbing Instructions

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Policy

NZTR Hot Weather Policy - February 2021

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Policy

Standard Balloting Conditions

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Policy

NZTR Horse Welfare Guidelines

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Policy

NZTR Register of Notifiable Gear

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Policy

NZTR Minimum Venue Guideline Standards

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Policy

NZTR Licencee Code of Conduct

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Policy

NZTR Infrastructure Policy

TBA

Policy

NZTR Naming Policy

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Policy

NZTR Approved Farriers for Scratching Certificates

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Policy

NZTR Racing Policy

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Policy

NZTR Racing Conditions and Regulations - September 2020

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Policy

Approved Safety Vests and Skull Caps & Padded Whips

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