Statement of Intent
The Racing Integrity Board’s Statement of Intent 2023 to 2026 sets out our strategic intentions for the next two years and the performance measures we will use to demonstrate progress against those objectives. Our SOI and its development draws on both the statutory objectives and the functions given to the Board.
The Racing Integrity Board’s Business Plan 2023 to 2024 documents our priorities for the current financial year and how we will be working to meet the strategic intentions set out in the Statement of Intent.
The Racing Integrity Board’s Annual Report 2021-2022 documents our progress and financial performance.
Thoroughbred Penalty Guide and Minor Infringement Schedule effective from 10 February 2023
In consultation with NZTR, the Trainers Association and the Jockeys Association, the Racing Integrity Board has updated the Thoroughbred Penalty Guide and Minor Infringement Schedule. The implementation date will be 10 February 2023.
Thoroughbred Penalty Guide: Thoroughbred Penalty Guide 2023
Thoroughbred Penalty Guidelines for Whip Rule and Careless Riding Rule Breaches in Jumps and Highweight Races Penalty Guidelines – Whip and Careless Riding – Jumps and Highweight
Greyhound Racing Minor Infringement Schedule effective from 1 February 2023
In consultation with Greyhound Racing New Zealand the Racing Integrity Board has updated the Greyhound Racing Minor Infringement Schedule. The implementation date was 1 February 2023.
Greyhound Racing Minor Infringement Schedule: Greyhound Racing Minor Infringement Schedule
In consultation with HRNZ, the Racing Integrity Board has updated the Harness Racing Penalty Guide. The implementation date will be 1 February 2023.
Harness Racing Penalty Guide: Harness Racing Penalty Guide 2023
MPI, SPCA and RIB Memorandum of Understanding
The Racing Integrity Board has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Primary Industries and Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated
Memorandum of Understanding MPI, SPCA & RIB: MOU RIB, MPI and SPCA
Racing Integrity Board’s Greyhound Review Report December 2022 and Supplementary Report March 2023
Minister for Racing Kieran McAnulty announced the release of the Racing Integrity Board’s reports into the future of the greyhound racing industry.
In April 2021 Government commissioned a review of animal welfare and safety in the greyhound racing industry by Sir Bruce Robertson (the Robertson review).
Due to the findings from the Robertson review, in September 2021, Government announced that the industry was put ‘on notice’ and must either make the recommended improvements to animal welfare or risk closure.
The Racing Integrity Board (the RIB) then worked with Greyhound Racing New Zealand on the areas arising from the Robertson review and RIB presented its findings to the Minister in December 2022. The Minister then requested further information which was received in March 2023.
You can find the RIB’s December 2022 report here:
Greyhound Review Final Report – 12 December 2022 (PDF, 6.4MB)
The RIB’s March 2023 report here:
Greyhound Review Supplementary report – 16 March 2023 (PDF, 507KB).
Racing Integrity Board’s Quarterly Ministerial Briefing – 2023 Greyhound Review Work Programme
You can find the RIB’s September 2023 Quarterly Ministerial Briefing here:
Appeal a decision
If you wish to appeal a Racing Integrity Board decision, complete and submit a Notice of Appeal.
Appeals against race day decisions must be lodged by 4pm on the third working day after the date on which the decision was given. Appeals against other decisions must be lodged by 4pm on the fourteenth calendar day after the day on which the decision was given.
Request for review
Request a review of a greyhound decision made by the Racing Integrity Board. A review must be submitted no later than 4pm of the fourteenth day after the decision was made. To request a review complete and submit a Request for Review.
Apply for an exemption if you are barred from entering a racecourse
If you are barred from entering racecourses in New Zealand you can apply for an exemption by completing the APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION.
Your application must include a copy of your current criminal record check which is provided by the Ministry of Justice. Request a copy of your Criminal record check,
Send your completed application form and the copy of your criminal record check to: Exemption Application, Racing Integrity Board, Private Bag 17902 Greenlane, Auckland 1546