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NZTR Coronavirus Regulations

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CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY REGULATIONS 


NZTR has made the following regulations under Rule 106 of the Rules of Racing. Regulations under Rule 106 form part of the Rules of Racing and are binding on all clubs, licensed persons, owners, and all other persons to whom the Rules apply. 
The Regulations are necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of participants in the thoroughbred racing industry during the coronavirus pandemic. 


These Regulations come into force at 4 pm, 17 March 2020 and remain in force until 13 April 2020, at which point it will be reviewed. 


Admission to race meetings 
(1) Nobody shall be admitted to a racecourse when a race meeting is in progress, except for: 
(a)  Licensed jockeys engaged to compete at the meeting; 
(b)  Licensed trainers with horses entered at the meeting; 
(c) Licensed stable staff employed by trainers with horses entered at the meeting, if that employee’s presence at the course is: 
(i) Essential; and 
(ii) Has been notified to the club ahead of the meeting;  
(d) Club and racing officials (including barrier attendants, veterinary and medical staff and the Racing Integrity Unit) whose presence at the course is essential for the meeting to proceed; 
(e) Broadcasting and other essential staff employed by the Racing Industry Transition Agency; or 
(f) Accredited media as approved by NZTR in writing. 


(2) A person (including a person to whom clause (1) applies) must not attend, and must be refused access to, a race meeting if they have cold or flu symptoms, including coughing or sneezing, runny nose, headache, aches or fever. 

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations, a race meeting is in progress for the time between 7:30 am on the morning of the race meeting and 30 minutes after the finish of the last race conducted at that meeting. 
Trials, trackwork and jumpouts  


(4) No person shall be admitted to trials, trackwork or jumpouts conducted at any racecourse or training centre, except for: 
(a) Licensed trainers with a horse or horses participating in the trial, trackwork or jumpout, and their essential licensed staff; 
(b) Riders riding horses in the trial, trackwork or jumpout; 
(c) Essential racing officials, club staff and other personnel. 


(5)  A person (including a person to whom clause (1) applies) must not attend, and must be refused access to, a trial, trackwork or jumpout, if they have cold or flu symptoms, including coughing or sneezing, runny nose, headache, aches or fever. 


Jockey welfare 
(6) Any jockey who has concerns regarding their health status must contact NZTR Medical Adviser Dr Margaret Parle immediately. 


(7) No licensed jockey may travel between the North Island and the South Island or vice versa without the prior written permission of NZTR, and a jockey who does so without NZTR’s permission shall be ineligible to ride in any race, trial, trackwork or jumpout while these Regulations remain in force. 
Club and RIU powers and responsibilities 


(8) Clubs and Racing Integrity Unit staff who believe, on reasonable grounds, that a person seeking entry to a racecourse or who is present on a racecourse is a person whose presence on a racecourse is not authorised by these Regulations shall immediately expel that person from the racecourse.  


Weight allocations 
(9) For all race meetings commencing after 12:01 am on 20 March 2020, and while these Regulations remain in force, the weight allocated to all horses in all races will be increased by two kilograms additional to the standard allocation, to support the health of thoroughbred jockeys. 


Dispensation 
(10) NZTR may, on the request of a club, vary any of the requirements in these Regulations in relation to a specified race meeting. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Stables said:

Stuff the owners, they don't count, they only pay for everything

Stables, NZTR have made the only possible decision. In the short term it may keep racing going. UK racing is gone. We need to hope that community transmission is delayed because that may spell the end. 

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1 hour ago, Shad said:

Wont need any tote staff, must be an upside

Will they have one tote open so the jockeys can have a bet...just kidding ,but one of chosen few may be qualified to bet !

Shame one or two owners couldn't attend ......would still have numbers well under 500 !

And would add a little atmosphere !

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One single person in NZ, one single person, has been hospitalized by this virus.

It’s a cold weather virus with a sweet spot around 8 degrees, it’s no threat to anyone who isn’t immunosuppressed, normal healthy people are at no risk from this virus.

What is more it’s critical the population is exposed to the virus in order that we build up immunity, otherwise we’ll all be vulnerable over a long period, particularly come winter.

The only groups we should be protecting are the elderly, the chronic smokers, those with respiratory dysfunction, and anyone compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions that lower immunity.

Why are jockeys suddenly allowed to be 2 kilos heavier ? Is NZTR finally admitting that making jockeys waste jeopardizes their health ? and even if they are where’s the evidence starving people increases corona infection given that Africa, South America, India and Russia all have very low infection rates, and fuck all fat people.

This pandemic is all about aged immunosuppressed and respiratory compromised people......but hey NZTR has failed to hit the mark on anything for a long long time so it comes as no surprise they’ve got it wrong again.. 

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It only needs one jockey or trainer to get it and things will grind to a halt. It may be though that they only close one island down. It could even be that they draw a line across the middle of the north island and restrict the movement of jockeys and trainers within regions. I don't think we will see northern jockeys chasing mounts at low key Southern meetings for a while.

I don't see how the SI jumps season can proceed if they are reliant on northern jockeys. There probably won't be suitable flights for them anyhow.

We just have to hope racing can continue in some form for as long as possible. It is going to be the only game in town and the only sport on TV. Surely casinos will have to close as well.

I do think they need to start moving meetings out of hard to access areas. Do we even need meetings at Ellerslie when no horses are trained there. If the public can't attend why not race where the horses are?

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If you do not expose the healthy population to the virus we cannot develop immunity, if we don’t develop immunity we’ll be vulnerable forever 

Protect the elderly and those with compromised respiratory or immune functions by all means but no one else is at serious risk here .....

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12 hours ago, talk said:

Stables, NZTR have made the only possible decision. In the short term it may keep racing going. UK racing is gone. We need to hope that community transmission is delayed because that may spell the end. 

Much worse over there Tony, The Grand National called off...! I understand the Kentucky Derby is also off.

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Meantime, the usual 300,000-600,000 annual deaths from influenza will roll on - without a yelp! I agree we should protect the “most at risk” group but for the average healthy joe blow, it appears Corvus-19 lasts 3 days and is mild with no serious problems! The latest I’ve heard is that the Aust Govt is going to give one weeks notice, then lock the country down for two weeks!! I’m off to the grog shop this morning to get 3 weeks stock of bubbles ! :) 

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2 hours ago, poundforpound said:

If you do not expose the healthy population to the virus we cannot develop immunity, if we don’t develop immunity we’ll be vulnerable forever 

Protect the elderly and those with compromised respiratory or immune functions by all means but no one else is at serious risk here .....

Not wrong there P4P....swallowing Valaciclovir by the bucketload right now.....:rolleyes:

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18 hours ago, rdytdy said:

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY REGULATIONS 


NZTR has made the following regulations under Rule 106 of the Rules of Racing. Regulations under Rule 106 form part of the Rules of Racing and are binding on all clubs, licensed persons, owners, and all other persons to whom the Rules apply. 
The Regulations are necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of participants in the thoroughbred racing industry during the coronavirus pandemic. 


These Regulations come into force at 4 pm, 17 March 2020 and remain in force until 13 April 2020, at which point it will be reviewed. 


Admission to race meetings 
(1) Nobody shall be admitted to a racecourse when a race meeting is in progress, except for: 
(a)  Licensed jockeys engaged to compete at the meeting; 
(b)  Licensed trainers with horses entered at the meeting; 
(c) Licensed stable staff employed by trainers with horses entered at the meeting, if that employee’s presence at the course is: 
(i) Essential; and 
(ii) Has been notified to the club ahead of the meeting;  
(d) Club and racing officials (including barrier attendants, veterinary and medical staff and the Racing Integrity Unit) whose presence at the course is essential for the meeting to proceed; 
(e) Broadcasting and other essential staff employed by the Racing Industry Transition Agency; or 
(f) Accredited media as approved by NZTR in writing. 


(2) A person (including a person to whom clause (1) applies) must not attend, and must be refused access to, a race meeting if they have cold or flu symptoms, including coughing or sneezing, runny nose, headache, aches or fever. 

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations, a race meeting is in progress for the time between 7:30 am on the morning of the race meeting and 30 minutes after the finish of the last race conducted at that meeting. 
Trials, trackwork and jumpouts  


(4) No person shall be admitted to trials, trackwork or jumpouts conducted at any racecourse or training centre, except for: 
(a) Licensed trainers with a horse or horses participating in the trial, trackwork or jumpout, and their essential licensed staff; 
(b) Riders riding horses in the trial, trackwork or jumpout; 
(c) Essential racing officials, club staff and other personnel. 


(5)  A person (including a person to whom clause (1) applies) must not attend, and must be refused access to, a trial, trackwork or jumpout, if they have cold or flu symptoms, including coughing or sneezing, runny nose, headache, aches or fever. 


Jockey welfare 
(6) Any jockey who has concerns regarding their health status must contact NZTR Medical Adviser Dr Margaret Parle immediately. 


(7) No licensed jockey may travel between the North Island and the South Island or vice versa without the prior written permission of NZTR, and a jockey who does so without NZTR’s permission shall be ineligible to ride in any race, trial, trackwork or jumpout while these Regulations remain in force. 
Club and RIU powers and responsibilities 


(8) Clubs and Racing Integrity Unit staff who believe, on reasonable grounds, that a person seeking entry to a racecourse or who is present on a racecourse is a person whose presence on a racecourse is not authorised by these Regulations shall immediately expel that person from the racecourse.  


Weight allocations 
(9) For all race meetings commencing after 12:01 am on 20 March 2020, and while these Regulations remain in force, the weight allocated to all horses in all races will be increased by two kilograms additional to the standard allocation, to support the health of thoroughbred jockeys. 


Dispensation 
(10) NZTR may, on the request of a club, vary any of the requirements in these Regulations in relation to a specified race meeting. 

 

 

Clause 4 - Good luck trying to police this...... What's stopping an owner turning up at a track like say Otaki or Foxton for trackwork?  Virtue signalling from NZTR :rcf-sad-1:

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26 minutes ago, Chris Wood said:

The 2 kg for the jockeys is a bloody joke, were the trainers consulted, if it had to be introduced shouldn’t it have been when there were no acceptances due to come out?

Not handled well NZTR!


 

To be fair Chris , this is unprecedented times . They have a ton of problems anyway and probably a little overwhelmed and under pressure now, quick decisions may have to be made that are not ideal  . If they keep some racing and horses going round in next six weeks they deserve an elbow bump . It's seriously tough for all sports administration at every level .

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38 minutes ago, Chris Wood said:

Got that Rum, should have been implemented with the next lot of nominations....

Understand their problems alround........

Fair call Chris , tough time for you guys too . 

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1 hour ago, Chris Wood said:

Got that Rum, should have been implemented with the next lot of nominations....

Understand their problems alround........

I know exactly where Chris is coming from as all horses have a weight limit that they can carry and gallop in comfort. Smaller horses will be affected more with this.

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I agree with what NZTR are doing but the 2kg increase is ill thought out.

If I had been consulted and as Vice President of NZTA I think we should have been

My suggestion would have been an increase of 1kg but a further allowable excess of another 1kg (currently .5kg with stipes permission) BUT should have not been affective till Monday advice prior to noms not after. I withdrew from Riccarton a horse that had won its last two because of the extra 2kg

Answer this are stipes staying put in either Island during all this or still attending meetings in both Islands.

 

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