Important information regarding Anniversary Weekend Raceday (30 Jan)

As you will know, New Zealand moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Red' setting yesterday (Monday 24 January 2022).

Due to the short time-frame between then and Sunday's Anniversary Weekend meeting at Ellerslie, the decision has been made to restrict entry to this raceday to:

  • Those owners who have horses racing

  • Owners will be emailed by the Club tomorrow afternoon with an outline of entry conditions that will include an RSVP requirement. Owners will also be asked to come on course just to watch their horse(s) race from their nominated room, then depart immediately after

  • Plus those in critical roles that allow a race meeting to go ahead

We understand that some may find this decision disappointing. However, we also hope you will appreciate that doing our part to ensure the health and safety of our industry so that racing may continue in these times is of the utmost importance to us.

Please note that members who have a horse racing on the day are able to still attend in the capacity of an owner.


Updates regarding the scheduled meetings at Ellerslie and Pukekohe Park in February and March will be issued at a later date.

In the meantime, the Club websites are the best source for information as it becomes available.