NZTR Innovation Races

What are the Races?

NZTR Strategic Initiatives

As the industry embarks on a phase of rejuvenation, NZTR has proactively unveiled a series of enhancements to both the calendar and its programmes, establishing a foundation for an exceptional few months of racing on home turf. As a part of the strategic funding announcement made in 2023, NZTR committed to introducing five new innovation races to the racing calendar. Additionally, substantial funding has been allocated to bolster the existing successful Southern Mile Series Final.

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Innovation Race Information

$350k Remutaka Classic (2100m)
RACE Trentham
Saturday 20 January 2024
$1m Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic (1600m)
Ellerslie Racecourse
Saturday 27 January 2023
$350k Sir Patrick Hogan Karāpiro Classic (1600m)
Te Rapa Racecourse
Saturday 10 February 2024
$350k Rangitoto Classic (1500m)
Ellerslie Racecourse
Saturday 2 March 2024
$350k Southern Alps Challenge (1600m)
Riccarton Park
Saturday 13 April 2024