Remember Claiming races? They’re those events where anyone is given the opportunity to either enter their horse with a purchase price on it or, alternatively, buy (or Claim) a horse out of the race, if necessary, by ballot.
As you may already know, from 1 October there will be new rules surrounding the use of the whip in force in this Country. While there will be those who will find it difficult to accept that such changes are necessary, the reality is that we have to fit in with the way the rest of the World is moving.
As you know, as from this season all Standardbreds will have microchips implanted to improve identification methods. In response to some questions from a member, HRNZ’s Liz Bishop has outlined the research that was undertaken prior to the introduction, which may be of interest. This is what she said.
It is not a policy of the Trainers & Drivers Assn. to promote particular businesses, however when some entity volunteers to assist with an important matter, it seems only fair that we should offer some reciprocal favours.