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Amendments to the New Zealand Rules of Racing

Pursuant to sections 29 to 34 of the Racing Act 2003, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated (NZTR) has made the following changes to the Rules of Racing.

Industry consultation has taken place on these amendments and NZTR’s Board of Directors has sought the views of the Judicial Control Authority and the New Zealand Racing Board Dates Committee.

The Judicial Control Authority and the New Zealand Racing Board Dates Committee have approved these amendments.

Deleted words are struck out and added words are shown in bold.

These amendments to the Rules of Racing are as follows:

BETTING BY RIDERS

707(1) Subject to sub-Rule (2) below:

(a) A Rider must not: bet or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet, on any Race, or any contingency which includes or relates to any Race, that is governed by these Rules. For the purpose of this Rule, the reference to bet includes Laying any horse; but

(i) bet or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet; or

(ii) have any interest in a contingency

in relation to any Race or in any way connected with any Race run on a day on which a Rider rides in a Race. For the purpose of this Rule, the reference to bet includes Laying any horse.

(b) If a Rider bets (in circumstances other than those in sub-rule (a)), that Rider must place that bet through his or her betting account with an Authorised Wagering Operator using his or her mobile phone or any other electronic communication device of the Rider (including a smartphone, laptop, personal computer, tablet, pager, or other similar device). A Rider may bet other than on a Race that is governed by these Rules provided the Rider places the bet through his or her betting account with an Authorised Wagering Operator using his or her mobile phone or any other electronic communication device of the Rider (including a smartphone, laptop, personal computer, tablet, pager or similar device).

(2) An Amateur Jockey may bet or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet, on any Race, or any contingency which includes or relates to any Race other than any such Race in which he or she is riding. For the purpose of this Rule, the reference to bet includes Laying any horse.

(3) A Rider shall, upon request by a Stipendiary Steward or Investigator, supply:

(a) written or electronic records of all bets made through that Rider’s betting accounts, including written or electronic records of that Rider’s mobile phone and other electronic communication devices; and

(b) copies of the Rider’s bank statements and such other financial records or information as the Stipendiary Steward or Investigator may reasonably request:

(i) if the Stipendiary Steward or Investigator suspects, acting reasonably, that the Rider may have breached Rule 707(1); or

(ii) in order to ensure that the Rider has complied with Rule 707(1).

(4) For the purpose of Rule 801(t), any breach of this Rule 707 is deemed to be a Serious Racing Offence.