Another round of funding for safety projects in New Zealand racing is under way, with $1 million available for the 2014/2015 financial year.
Applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund announced by Minister for Racing Nathan Guy opened on Thursday.
“The fund supports important projects around the country that improve racecourse health and safety standards,” Guy said.
“This has included improvements for safety running rails, irrigation and drainage, horse containment fences, and grandstand repairs.”
All racing clubs and racing code bodies can apply. New Zealand has about 150 active racing clubs and 70 racecourses.
“Racecourse health and safety is very important for the industry. This includes the health and safety of the racing animals, riders, spectators, officials, and others involved in racing.”
Applications must be submitted by September 30.