Thoroughbred Welfare

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s Vision for thoroughbred welfare:

“A thoroughbred should be provided a good life, with the care and conditions that will allow the horse to thrive and perform to its natural abilities."

Equine welfare is a matter of high importance to New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, we hope you will find this evident throughout this section and the information contained in the pages below. 

Thoroughbred Welfare News
For regular news and updates from the NZTR Welfare team, follow the link below.
Thoroughbred Welfare Strategy Update
NZTR’s initial ‘Thoroughbred Welfare Review & Strategy’ was undertaken and completed in 2017 with a full review of this strategy in 2022. Follow the link to read the updated strategy document
Retirement or Death of Thoroughbred Form
All owners or trainers must submit this form upon retiring a horse from either racing or breeding, or in the event of the death of a thoroughbred. This is important for traceability purposes.