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McInerney investigation complete

The RIB commenced an investigation in mid-March 2022 as a result of a referral from GRNZ about animal health and welfare concerns relating to 11 greyhounds taken to a Christchurch rehoming facility two months ...

Jockey found guilty of reckless riding receives 9 weeks suspension

Today at Te Rapa, the Adjudicative Committee of the Racing Integrity Board (RIB) found jockey Sam Weatherley guilty of reckless riding after a racing incident in Cambridge on 3 August 2022.  Mr Weatherly’s licence ...

Jockey appears before Adjudication Committee charged with reckless riding

On Tuesday 27 September 2022, a jockey will appear before the Adjudication Committee charged with reckless riding. The charge relates to a racing incident that took place at Cambridge on 3 August 2022.

Media item – Marie Prangley – prohibited substance

The RIB response to a media inquiry regarding the Prangley decision linked to this item. It is central to the integrity of racing and the welfare of animals that industry participants prepare and present animals ...

Three harness racing horse deaths being investigated

The RIB has begun an investigation into the deaths of three harness racing horses over the last three months, all from the same stable. All three horses died while on a racecourse and the RIB is investigating ...

Canterbury stable inspections

On Monday 20 June and Tuesday 21 June Racing Integrity Board Stewards inspected 59 harness racing stables in the Canterbury region. The RIB General Manager of Stewards Nigel McIntyre was satisfied with the ...

Drug testing conducted at Cambridge

The Racing Integrity Board conducted routine drug testing at the Cambridge Jockey Club on Monday 20 June 2022. Any instances of riders failing to present for testing, or a positive drug test, will be subject to an ...

Charge laid

On 15 June 2022 the Racing Integrity Board has brought a charge against a trainer in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in a race for failing to present a greyhound free of the category 2 prohibited ...

Charges laid

On 8 June 2022, the Racing Integrity Board brought a charge against a trainer in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in a race. The charge is failing to present a greyhound free of the category 2 prohibited ...

Mike Clement Appointed Chief Executive of the Racing Integrity Board

Former Deputy Police Commissioner, Mike Clement, will take up the role from 1 July 2021 when the new, independent, Racing Integrity Board is established.  View the full press release.

Racing Integrity Board members announced

The Racing Minister Grant Robertson announced the appointments to the new Board: Sir Bruce Robertson KNZM – Chair Kristy McDonald ONZM QC Penelope Mudford ONZM Dr Patricia Pearce Brent ...

New Racing Integrity Board Website

Welcome to the new Racing Integrity Board website.  We will be updating this website over the next couple of months to include more information about operation of the Racing Integrity Board.  Announcements about ...

Follow Up

NZ Metro TC, Friday, 24th June 2022

Race 1 IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. MOBILE PACE Trainer T Twidle advised Stewards on 29 June that WOODLEA JEWEL ...

NZ Metro TC, Sunday, 19th June 2022

Race 8 GARRARDS PACE Trainer J Gray advised Stewards on 29 June that ATOMIC TRAVELLER has recovered well since ...

Invercargill HRC, Saturday, 18th June 2022

Race 8 VERIFIED AUTOSHOP NZ GOLD CHIP FINAL (HANDICAP TROT) Trainer J Morrison advised Stewards on 1 July that ...

News in brief

26 September – 2 October

Driver Penalties J Stormont | Waikato Bay of Plenty 29 September; out of position at start; fined $100. O ...

19 September – 25 September

Driver Penalties N Williamson | NZ Metropolitan 23 September; failed to maintain a straight course in run ...

12 September – 18 September

Driver Penalty B Butt | Oamaru 18 September; medical clearance required. Horse Penalty ALEXY | Oamaru ...

Reminders/Advisories

R DUNN Stable Runners

Stable representative J Dunn advised that after some horses raced below expectations last week, all of the stable ...

Suntan

SUNTAN will undergo a veterinary examination tomorrow to ascertain its fitness for its Harness Jewels engagement.

Suntan

Hayden Cullen has advised the Stewards of a minor training incident yesterday involving his Jewels runner ...

Follow Up

North Canterbury Jockey Club @ Riccarton Park, Saturday, 1 October 2022

Race 2 PRYDE’S EASIFEED MAIDEN 1400m FOLKTALE (R Mudhoo) – Trainer Mr. M McCann reported to Stewards, he was ...

Canterbury Jockey Club @ Riccarton Park, Thursday, 25 August 2022

Race 2 ROAD TO JERICHO QUALIFIER 22 OCTOBER MAIDEN 1400m KIZ (R Mudhoo) – Trainer Mr. M McCann advised Stewards, ...

Waikato Racing Club Date: Sunday, 18 September 2022

Race 7 BEN FOOTE RACING GREAT NORTHERN STEEPLECHASE (6500 metres) NO TIP (S Phelan) – Co-trainer Mr. P Nelson ...

News in brief

26 September – 2 October

Rider Penalties S Weatherley | Cambridge 3 August (heard Cambridge 28 September); reckless riding; suspended ...

19 September – 25 September

Rider Penalties D Danis | Matamata 21 September; medical clearance required. A Goindasamy | Matamata 21 ...

12 September – 18 September

Rider Penalties R Elliot | Cambridge 14 September; medical clearance required. C Dell | Otaki-Maori 15 ...

Reminders/Advisories

27 June 2021

Lip Chains Please be advised that Lip Chains are not permitted for use.

Follow Up

Christchurch GRC, Monday 13 June 2022

Race 4 Selwyn-Rakaia Vet Services Stakes Heat 2 OPAWA MAIA (R Wales) - Trainer Mr. R Wales advised that OPAWA ...

Auckland GRC, Sunday 12 June 2022

Race 4 Ring The Bell Distance GITAN (J & D Fahey) - Kennel Representative Miss. K Wylie, has reported that ...

News in brief

26 September – 2 October

Dog Penalties GOLDSTAR BENNETT | Christchurch 26 September; marring; stood down for 28 days and must complete ...

19 September – 25 September

Trainer Penalty M Flipp | Palmerston North 23 September; late to kennel; fined $50. Dog Penalties ...

12 September – 18 September

Trainer Penalties H Scott | Non raceday dated 14 September; failed to comply with GRNZ Health and Welfare ...

Reminders/Advisories

GRNZ SAFE WORK SITE PROTOCOLS – CAMBRIDGE RACEWAY

Special Policy for Racing Under Covid Alert Level 3, updated Mon 30 Aug 2021 BEFORE LEAVING HOME Anybody who ...

GRNZ SAFE WORK SITE PROTOCOLS – HATRICK RACEWAY

Special Policy for Racing Under Covid Alert Level 3, updated Mon 30 Aug 2021 BEFORE LEAVING HOME Anybody who ...

GRNZ SAFE WORK SITE PROTOCOLS – Ascot Park

Special Policy for Racing Under Covid Alert Level 3, updated Mon 30 Aug 2021 BEFORE LEAVING HOME Anybody who ...