NZTA For Trainers

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KEEPING TRAINERS INFORMED

We make every effort to keep trainers up to date with issues of concern and assist in areas of importance to members. There are a number of ways we do this including this website as well as:

Branch Meetings – held regularly throughout the year

Monthly Newsletters – emailed to trainers every month

Thoroughbred Racing Monthly – Trainers’ Association page for important news

Branch/Track Representatives – for local issues

National Head Office – email: nztrainersassn@gmail.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NZTrainersAssociation/ 

Links to Draft minutes of Branch AGM's held in 2016 as follows (click on):

CD Branch 12/7/16 -     Canterbury Branch 13/7/16 -    Northern Branch 26/7/16

Southern Branch (Wingatui and Invercargill) 13/12/16

LINKS TO PREVIOUS EDITIONS AND DOCUMENTS FOR TRAINERS FROM PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS:

NEWSLETTERS:

JANUARY 2016   FEBRUARY 2016   MARCH 2016   APRIL 2016   MAY 2016   JULY 2016   

AUGUST 2016   SEPTEMBER 2016  OCTOBER 2016 NOVEMBER 2016 DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017   FEBRUARY 2017   MARCH 2017   APRIL 2017  MAY 2017  JUNE 2017  JULY 2017

BELOW IS THE LATEST NEWSLETTER:


JULY 2017 NZ TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER COPY:

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWED:

NORTHERN BRANCH

The AGM for the Northern Branch of the NZ Trainers’ Association will be held in the Meeting room at Cambridge Jockey Club on Monday 17th July at 1pm. Please forward any apologies to Wendy Cooper – nztrainersassn@gmail.com or 021927776

CENTRAL DISTRICTS BRANCH

The AGM for the Central Districts Branch of the NZ Trainers’ Association will be held at the Whitehorse Inn on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at midday. Lunch will be provided. Please forward any apologies to Wendy Cooper or Paul Claridge on 021322300.

CANTERBURY BRANCH

The AGM for the Canterbury Branch will precede the National NZTA AGM, and will be held at Riccarton Park in the Apprentice School on Friday 4th August 2017 at 2pm. Please forward any apologies to Wendy Cooper - nztrainersassn@gmail.com or 021927776

NZTA NATIONAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM for the NZ Trainers’ Association will be held at 3pm at Riccarton Park in the Apprentice School on 4th August 2017 at 3pm. Bernard Saundry, the new CEO of NZ Thoroughbred Racing has been invited as a guest speaker and this will be confirmed shortly. Martin Burns, GM Commercial & Strategy from NZTR will definitely attend and will address the meeting on the Thoroughbred Welfare Policy currently being drafted. There may also be further guest speakers and we will keep members updated once confirmed.

ALL TRAINERS are invited to attend. If you are unable to make it, but wish your apology to be recorded, please contact Wendy Cooper - nztrainersassn@gmail.com or 021927776

NZTA OFFICE UNATTENDED till 7th July 2017

Please note that the offices of the Trainers’ Association will be unattended from Monday 26th June until Friday 7th July 2017. I will have limited access to emails and will be checking them sporadically for any urgent requirements.

WINNER DUNSTAN TRAINERS’ MAIDEN NZ AWARD FOR JUNE 2017

The meeting chosen for June was held at the Canterbury Jockey Club meeting at Riccarton on 8th June. The winner of the Daphne Bannan Memorial Maiden 1200m was Heaven Knows trained by local trainer, Lance Robinson.  As Lance is a member of the Trainers’ Association, he will receive two bags of Equifibre Lucerne-Pro.

NEWS FROM gavelhouse.com

gavelhouse.com Hits Record High

The fortnightly gavelhouse.com New Zealand auction in early June reached several major milestones including a new record price of $211,000.

A total of 40 lots were sold for a clearance rate of 93% with the aggregate climbing to $587,800 and largely attributed to some quality bloodstock sold by Gartshore Bloodstock.

The record price of $211,000 was paid for the Pins mare Ampin in foal to Waikato Studs Savabeel. At Lot 31 she was purchased by respected bloodstock agent John Foote in his first foray into buying online. Foote also purchased the second top Lot of the night with the Savabeel weanling colt out of Ampin at Lot 1 fetching $110,000 and now destined for Darren Weir’s stables.

In a little over a year 531 horses and almost $3.1 million have been traded via the gavelhouse.com NZ site since it launched in April 2016. With a good selection of bloodstock offered each fortnight head over to gavelhouse.com to browse the latest catalogue.

The friendly and helpful gavelhouse.com NZ team are available to assist customers whether selling or buying on info@gavelhouse.com or 09 296 4436.

INVITATION FOR THE ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL LUNCHEON

The Canterbury Club has Brian Anderton as guest speaker this year Friday, August 11th, 12pm arrival

Main Dining Room
$65 per person for 3 courses.

Table wines included, other beverages own care
Dress: Strictly jacket and tie
Guests welcome
Please RSVP to 
Sophie Laird

MESSAGE FROM THE RIU:

PLEASE SEE AD BELOW REGARDING A RACING INDUSTRY POSITION WITH THE SALVATION ARMY – DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE SUITABLE?

Case Worker Required to provide support in the areas of Drug Alcohol and Gambling Dependency

The Salvation Army with the support of the RIU and NZRB are introducing a trial programme to provide support for people involved in the Racing Industry encountering issues with drugs, alcohol, and gambling. The role will be specifically in the Racing Industry based in the Waikato/Auckland region but will involve work in other regions as required.

The role of Case Worker will involve

  • Education for employers, employees, Stable Hands, Dog Handlers, Junior Drivers and Apprentices.
  • Advice and Education for Trainers, Club and RIU staff.
  • One on one support and advice for participants with Drug, Alcohol and Gambling dependency issues.
  • Alcohol and Drug dependency assessment for those returning positive tests.
  • Referral to an appropriate level of treatment that meets the individuals need. Taking the person through the agreed treatment programme.
  • Aftercare and follow up after the treatment has been concluded.
  • Referral to Chaplaincy support if required.
  • Assessment and advice where people with a history of Alcohol and Drug dependency wish to re-enter the industry.

The position will be employed by the Salvation Army on a 12 month contract.

The requirements for the role are:-

  • DAPAANZ registered or a registered Health professional.
  • Experienced in case worker /health role
  • A knowledge of the workings of the racing industry
  • An ability to work and relate to people.

For further information and expressions of interest contact

Neville Gibbons Salvation Army

Nevill_Gibbons@nzf.salvationarmy.org.nz

            0272306069


 


FASTTRACK INSURANCE  

Don’t forget, members of the NZ Trainers’ Association have the opportunity to get a free entry sign that is compliant with Health & Safety legislation – all a trainer is required to do is request a no obligation quote for an insurance cover. A trainer simply needs to scan or take a snap of their current insurance policy and email it to info@fasttrackinsurance.co.nz or call 0800 722 369 to receive a quote.