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Meetings to be run behind closed doors

Following a meeting between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), stewards and club representatives it has been decided that Wednesday’s meeting at Taupo and Friday’s at Waverley will be closed-door events. This is based on the government’s announcement of a return to alert level 3 in the Auckland Super-City region and alert level 2 for the[...]
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Chambord loving life after racing

Retired Te Akau racehorse Chambord has continued showing his finesse off the track in both the show-jumping arena and hunting field. Runner-up to Atlante in the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) and a multiple Group placed and stakes winner, who overcame a series of injuries throughout his career, Chambord is one of 15[...]
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Classic races to remain at Riccarton

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) have announced that the 1000 and 2000 Guineas would remain at Riccarton for the 2020-21 racing season. Considerable work was undertaken with stakeholders while the country was under lockdown, on a proposed calendar for the early part of the 2020-21 racing season. At the time, there was[...]
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NZTR announce initial stakes money

With the assistance of working groups of trainers and clubs, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has developed a return to racing plan which includes a flat stakes level of $15,000 for all races at 13 meetings during July. A number of initiatives will also be introduced with the focus on reducing costs and spreading returns[...]
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NZ Racing Releases Proposal For Return

New Zealand racing authorities have released a blueprint for a return to training and racing when the Alert 4 lockdown in place for the coronavirus pandemic is lifted. The revised calendar proposes thoroughbred racing at selected venues from July. “We acknowledge that the situation in the national fight against COVID-19 is changing rapidly, and accordingly[...]
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All quiet on the training front

New Zealand’s largest training centre the Cambridge Jockey Club is closed. With up to 1000 thoroughbreds trained on the premises at peak times, it is the largest centre in Australasia but the committee has adhered to updated industry protocols and reacted swiftly to cease training. “The Cambridge track is officially closed,” Cambridge Jockey Club chief[...]
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Not Business as Usual: Saundry

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry has cautioned all participants in racing to adhere to stringent government protocols in response to the spread of Covid-19 for both the good of the industry and the health and well-being of the nation. “For just the second time in history New Zealand is in a State[...]
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NZ trainers can continue to operate

New Zealand trainers can continue to work their horses while racing is shut down under government guidelines. From midnight Wednesday, New Zealand will move to COVID-19 alert level 4 with only essential services permitted to operate. NZ Thoroughbred Racing has issued a statement outlining conditions. “Our advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries confirms that[...]
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