Racing calendar booklet delayed by scheduling

03:13 AM 28 Jul 2011 NZST
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New Zealand Racing Board

The publication of the 2011/12 NZ Racing Calendar booklet has been delayed due to recent schedule changes for thoroughbred racing. Calendar changes to the last five months of the 2011/12 season proposed by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing are still subject to final confirmation, though harness racing, thoroughbred, and greyhound meeting dates for the first seven months of the season are locked in and available online in a printable format at www.tab.co.nz.

The changes to the thoroughbred calendar have also impacted the harness racing schedule, though the greyhound racing calendar has been confirmed for the entire season.

It is expected the completed calendar booklet will be available for distribution by late September.

"We understand this may be an inconvenience for customers but the delay is the result of the need for further consultation and confirmation of the 2011/12 calendar with the affected Codes," said NZ Racing Board interim chief executive Bill Colgan.

"It's important we get key dates locked in to ensure the printed calendar is accurate."

John MITCHELL

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