• Patrick McBride

In the starting gates

Return to Racing stakes announcement for July 2020.

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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 clubs, 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.

Confirmation of The Racing Industry Transition Agency's transitional funding to the codes follows discussions with codes, and industry consultation on a draft racing calendar for a resumption of racing. The distribution from RITA reflects the reduced racing over the period and the phased return to racing for each code.

NZTR and the other codes are also working with RITA on funding and race dates for the 2020/21 season and further updates on these important issues will be provided as it comes to hand.