27 February 2024

Entain/HRNZ Two-year-old Bonus Scheme - Condition Amendments

Some key amendments have been approved for the newly-introduced Two-Year-Old Bonus Scheme (TYOBS), effective April 1, 2024.

23 February 2024

CONSULTATION: Enhanced Horse Utilisation – removing the inhibitors

The best ways to maximise the horse population is being explored by Harness Racing New Zealand, and it wants feedback from all sectors of the sport.

15 February 2024

HRNZ Chief Executive to resign

Gary Woodham has made the decision to step down as Chief Executive of HRNZ.

15 February 2024

HRNZ changes horse confirmation process

Over the last year Harness Racing New Zealand has been sending owners a ‘Confirmation of Horses’ email to confirm and update horse lists.

9 February 2024

HRNZ's Notifiable Surgeries and Procedures Regulations

Since the introduction of the Notifiable Surgeries and Procedures Regulations in 2019, Harness Racing New Zealand has developed an online feature within the HRNZ Info horse app.

18 December 2023

HRNZ Office Hours 2023/24

HRNZ would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a festive and safe New Year.

18 October 2023

HRNZ AGM: New Consultation Forums and Appointment of Directors

The HRNZ Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14 October unanimously adopted a resolution to introduce new regional and national consultation forums and a new merit and skills-based appointment’s process for the selection of the HRNZ directors.

5 October 2023

Official notice - HRNZ approves three new amendments

Harness Racing New Zealand has approved three amendments regarding late scratchings, passing lane regulations and the handicapping system.

7 August 2023

Official Notice re Breeding Incentive Scheme

After receiving a number of enquiries from breeders, Harness Racing New Zealand wishes to clarify aspects of the Breeding Incentive Scheme (BIS).