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  • Otaki Trials now 17 June | 10 June, 2020
    Due to requests Otaki trials have been pushed back one day and will now be on Wednesday 17 June. Nominations close with the Bureau on Tuesday 16 June at 12 noon.
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  • Racing Policy Update – June/July | 11 June, 2020
    After consultation with club managers and the trainers’ association the restriction around the number of trials a horse can have has been removed effective immediately. This restriction was initially brought in to encourage horses to race as part of the ‘return to racing’. Indications are that numbers are strong. Preference will be given to horses having their first trial in a preparation if the trial meeting is over-subscribed. Also discussed with these groups, together with the jockeys’ association, was the introduction of the extra 1kg in terms of the weight scale. It was unanimously agreed that this will remain in place until 31 July 2020.
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  • Pattern Changes for Early 20/21 Season | 9 June, 2020

    With confirmation of the two Guineas races now being run at Riccarton Park it is necessary to make adjustments to some black-type events that sit around these races. In consultation with members of the Pattern Committee, together with affected clubs, the changes are as follows:

    • The Soliloquy Stakes to run at Te Rapa on 24 October (same day as the James and Annie Sarten Memorial)
    • The Gold Trail Stakes to come forward four weeks to 19 September
    • The Canterbury Stakes to move from 14 November to 24 October
    • The Tauranga Meeting to return to its date of 14 November and host the Tauranga Stakes (this is a date change which will need to be ratified by RITA)

    While there are other considerations to be made around black-type races as part of the dates process, it was deemed timely to confirm these particular changes for purposes of planning a programme for 3YO horses.

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  • COVID-19 emergency regulations - alert level 1 | 8 June, 2020
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