News item 17 July 2020

A review of the Dates process for 2020-2021

I am happy to cut the HRNZ Board some slack given the uncertainty created by covid-19 in respect to where and when racing and training activities would be able to recommence, the uncertaintainty over funding levels due to the financial position of the TAB and the pressure exerted by the Minister to bring forward some of the recommendations of the Messara report.

News item 3 July 2020

Victory for Forbury Park

Forbury Park Trotting Club is back on the racing calendar! We are pleased to announce we will be holding 10 events in the new season which starts in August. In addition to this, we are delighted to welcome back the Tuapeka Harness Racing Club who will race at Forbury Park at Labour Weekend.

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News item 30 June 2020

Implications of the Draft Calendar

The result of the policies that have driven our industry over the last few years is evident in the declining market share that harness racing has contributed to the racing industry as a whole.  When graphed, the stark relationship between the numbers of races held and the revenue produced becomes obvious even with average race field sizes holding up.