On 10 May 2023 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) released its new concussion policy.
With a growing interest and concern across sports, scientists and the public about the short, medium and long-term effects of head injuries, NZTR has implemented the concussion policy to
protect all riders who suffer head injuries as a result of a concussion.
Proper concussion management is crucial for the health and safety of riders and for the integrity of racing as a sport. NZTR believe this Policy will assist with preventing serious and
long-term effects on an individual’s health and wellbeing following a concussion.
A copy of the policy can be found on the NZTR website, refer to link: NZTR Concussion Policy