Rules, Directives & Policies

Rules of Racing & Constitution

Rules of Racing - Full Version
With amendments. Effective from 1 February 2024
NZTR Constitution 2023


Whip and Careless Riding
With effect from 10th February 2023
Whip and Careless Riding – Jumps and Highweight Races
With effect from 30th May 2022
NZTR Penalty Guide
With effect from 24 March 2024
Thoroughbred Minor Infringement System
With effect from 10th February 2023


Policy to Transfer Racemeetings to a Synthetic Track
Policy on Concussion Management, Neuropsychology Testing and Return to Riding
Draft Funding Policy for NZ Thoroughbred Clubs '22/23 Season
List of Meetings & Categories Funding Policy 2022
Handicapping Review
Safety Sensitive Activities
Jump Racing Handicapping Policy
NZ Rider Fees
1 August 2022-31 July 2024
2023 Handicapping Review
To take effect from 1 August 2023.
Handicapping Policy
Effective from 1st August 2023
Handicapping Policy
Effective from 2nd May 2022
Apprentice Jockeys Fund Policy
General Trust Fund Policy
Starters Manual
Pregnancy Guidelines
Swabbing Instruction Policy
Hot Weather Policy
Standard Balloting Conditions
Thoroughbred Welfare Detailed Assessment Standards
Horse Welfare Guidelines
Register of Notifiable Gear
Naming Policy
Racing Conditions and Regulations
Approved Safety Vests, Skull Caps & Padded Whips
Minimum Venue Guideline Standards
Approved Farriers for Scratching Certificates
NZTR Licensing Policy
Effective from 1 February 2024
NZTR Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy
Effective from 1 February 2024
NZTR Suitability Policy
Effective from 1 February 2024