Racing is an important part of New Zealand’s economy, particularly in rural New Zealand.
It is responsible for sustaining 15,000 jobs and contributing around $1.6b to the economy. A further $130m comes from exporting thoroughbred horses.
We want to encourage innovation and growth in the industry, bringing racing into a new era.
New Zealand produces world-class trainers, jockeys, and breeds some of the world’s top racehorses.
We are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the growing racing markets in Australia and Asia, both in terms of our proximity and our industry capabilities.
Racing is defined by the passion and commitment of the people involved at every level.
New Zealand has a strong history of racing, and we will ensure it has a strong future.