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Friday Racing, Catalyst proves his class and industry changes on the way.
Bill Colgan
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Friday Racing, Catalyst proves his class and industry changes on the way.

Friday November 15 meeting has 8 races commencing at 12.20pm and features inaugural Whangarei Racing Tai Tokerau Cup 2019.


Racing this Friday starts at 12.20pm, with the last at 4.25pm and the feature race will be the Whangarei Racing Tai Tokerau Cup 2019 to replace the Dargaville Racing Club's Northland Cup that they previously presented at this meeting. 

The fee return Whangarei raceday bus will depart from Kamo Club at 10.45; Kamo Hotel 10.50; Kensington Tavern 11.00; Rose St Bus Terminal 11.10 and Judge House of Ale at 11.15am. 

Tee Cafe, Zippy's coffee van and bars open from 11.30. There is also a pre-booked lunch in the Beachside Bar with all details on the Events page for November 15th but you need to be quick.

Racing Industry Making Changes

The NZ Racing Desk released this article about the changes happening at the governance level of the racing industry.

New Zealand Racing Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the tabling of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) 2019 Annual Report in Parliament on Tuesday.

 He said the 2019 Annual Report marks the point when New Zealand’s racing industry’s decline was arrested and a turnaround started.

 RITA’s 2019 Annual Report recorded an industry net profit of $136.7 million before distributions, down six percent on last year, but forecasts a significant turnaround in the 2019/2020 year.

 “RITA has made serious progress implementing reforms with more measures still to come. The government will soon introduce a second racing bill which focuses on the post-transition governance structure as well as measures for property consolidation,” Peters said.

 “The further bill, the accumulative benefit of the repealed betting levy, as well as the new Point of Consumption and user charges will help generate future revenue for the industry.

 “This industry is undergoing a period of transition. We welcome the support of all those investing in the future to ensure the racing industry is turned around from a state of decline.”

Catalyst Proves his Class

The outstanding performances of Catalyst since winning the 2019 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes will continue to enhance the reputation of the quality of that race. We will watch his future racing in Australia with great interest.


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