New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc (NZTR) is the governing body of the thoroughbred code in New Zealand. Essentially, it supplies the thoroughbred product for wagering and sporting customers and, more specifically, it exists to:

  • draw up and action the thoroughbred code’s Business Plan, including performance targets, set the distribution policy and allocate funds within the thoroughbred code to maximize and sustain financial benefits;
  • define, regulate and amend the policies and Rules of Racing of the thoroughbred code;
  • represent the interests of thoroughbred code stakeholders, principally the 67 thoroughbred racing clubs operating on 51 galloping tracks;
  • supply central secretariat services for the thoroughbred code – including keeping the New Zealand Stud Book (recording the activities of the more than 9,000 broodmares pastured in New Zealand), maintaining the handicap, licensing trainers, jockeys and apprentices, registering all racing stock, publishing industry and code publications and information including maintaining New Zealand’s largest racing database and supplying complete raceday form for all of the country’s 325 thoroughbred racedays, collection of fees and payment of stakes and percentages, and taking nominations and withdrawals for all meetings by the National Racing Bureau;
  • develop all equine training programmes in New Zealand and run dedicated apprentice schools in the main racing regions;
  • communicate all relevant information to all its customers within and outside the thoroughbred code; and
  • foster increased awareness, interest, participation and investment in the thoroughbred code.
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc

Past Conferences

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Month
The Conference
2003
March
29
Conference
New Zealand
1984
January
17
Conference
New Zealand
1968
January
7
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New Zealand racing to resume earlier than planned

New Zealand racing to resume earlier than planned

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New Zealand racing to resume earlier than planned

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Asian Racing Federation jurisdictions with racing shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic are returning to normal with South African racing resuming last week and New Zealand announcing that its racing will resume earlier than originally planned.

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New Zealand confirms stakes levels for a return to racing – Singapore cancels features

New Zealand confirms stakes levels for a return to racing – Singapore cancels features

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New Zealand confirms stakes levels for a return to racing – Singapore cancels features

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New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) Chairman Dr Alan Jackson and CEO, Bernard Saundry, on Thursday issued a statement regarding the stakes levels for the return to racing on July 3rd, 2020, from the Covid-19 shutdown in New Zealand.

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Draft New Zealand racing calendar released as racing target resumption on July 1st

Draft New Zealand racing calendar released as racing target resumption on July 1st

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Draft New Zealand racing calendar released as racing target resumption on July 1st

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New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has released a proposed calendar for August through to early November, 2020, to give owners, trainers and racing participants some certainty for the next six months.

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New Zealanders win Australian Derby without spectators on-course

New Zealanders win Australian Derby without spectators on-course

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New Zealanders win Australian Derby without spectators on-course

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Last weekend the current status of Asian Racing Federation countries was on display with the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick, Sydney, won by Quick Thinker (AUS) trained by New Zealanders Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, who are in total lockdown in New Zealand, and the only other Group 1 in the world over the weekend, the 64th Oskai Hai (2000m), run without spectators, as was Randwick.

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Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

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Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

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On one side of the world on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, one Asian Racing Federation member had to cancel their yearly showcase meeting, the Dubai World Cup, on the other side another Asian Racing Federation member held one of its premier races, the Hong Kong Derby.

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Sherwood Forest (AUS) proves too strong in New Zealand Derby

Sherwood Forest (AUS) proves too strong in New Zealand Derby

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Sherwood Forest (AUS) proves too strong in New Zealand Derby

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The Tony Pike trained Sherwood Forest (AUS) provided Australian based ex-pat New Zealander jockey Michael Walker with yet another Group 1 win when he teamed up with Pike and the Fastnet Rock gelding for a strong win in the NZ$1m, Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

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New Zealand jockey Lisa Allpress creates history in Riyadh

New Zealand jockey Lisa Allpress creates history in Riyadh

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New Zealand jockey Lisa Allpress creates history in Riyadh

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New Zealand jockey Lisa Allpress created history in the International Jockeys Challenge at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, on Friday, February 28th, 2020, becoming the first female jockey win in the Asian Racing Federation member country.

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Lor and Bowman combination with Furore (NZ) win the BMW Hong Kong Derby

Lor and Bowman combination with Furore (NZ) win the BMW Hong Kong Derby

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Lor and Bowman combination with Furore (NZ) win the BMW Hong Kong Derby

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Asian Racing Federation countries combined to form the winning combination for the HK$18 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, March 17th, when Hong Kong trainer Frankie Lor and Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman brought home New Zealand-bred Furore (NZ) to dominate the finish of the race.

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Melody Belle (NZ) wins fifth Group 1

Melody Belle (NZ) wins fifth Group 1

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Melody Belle (NZ) wins fifth Group 1

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New Zealand mare Melody Belle (NZ) added to her already fine record last weekend when winning the NZ$200,000, Group 1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic (1600m) at Otaki for her fifth Group 1 victory and her fourth for this 2018/19 season.

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Inner Mongolia joins with New Zealand

Inner Mongolia joins with New Zealand

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Inner Mongolia joins with New Zealand

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New Zealand and Inner Mongolia joined forces in July with the inaugural running of the RMB500,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Cup (1800m) at Korchin in Inner Mongolia.

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Two ARF countries forged closer links through Group 1 success when Mongolian Khan (AUS) won the Group 1 TV3 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland in February.

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