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Otaki Maori Racing Club Meeting at Trentham on Saturday 17 August 2013 abandoned due to earthquakes
16 Aug 2013

Otaki Maori Racing Club Meeting at Trentham on Saturday 17 August 2013 abandoned due to earthquakes


As a result of several earthquakes this afternoon in Wellington, the Otaki Maori Racing Club Meeting at Trentham tomorrow - Saturday 17 August 2013 - has been abandoned.


While there is no noticeable damage to the grandstands, an engineer is required to assess the buildings before a meeting can take place.


All New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing operations, including the National Racing Bureau, will be operating normally, remotely from the Petone offices.


The TAB/NZTR Office building will be assessed and we will endeavour to keep everyone updated with information as it becomes available. The office is expected to be closed until at least 12 noon on Saturday, 17 August 2013.


Additional programming opportunities will be advised by the National Racing Bureau for the Woodville-Pahiatua Racing  Club meeting on Thursday, 22 August and the Egmont Racing Club meeting on Thursday, 29 August to accommodate some of the races lost at Trentham. These changes will be confirmed by the National Racing Bureau in consultation with the Central Regional Programming Committee and the Clubs and advised tomorrow morning.


As a result of the closure please take note of the following:


The free 0508 Racing number will be monitored. Please call the National Racing Bureau support mobile on 0276219860 for any urgent enquiries during the day.


Management Contact details for all general enquiries, including Bureau functions, should be directed to the following numbers:

NRB Support                                      0276219860

Ross Gove                                           021 587 729

Greg Purcell                                       021 576 627

Campbell Moncur                            027 704 8511

David Jewell                                      0275 113152

Simon Cooper                                   027 4989913

Stuart Duggan                                   021 400335


Ross Neal  RIU                                   027 4444951


Please check the NZTR homepage of the website all information and updates as they become available.