Reprint as at 1 March 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Racing Act 2003

Public Act
2003 No 3
Date of assent
10 March 2003
see section 2

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


6Act binds the Crown
7Establishment of Board
8Objectives of Board
9Functions of Board
10Role of governing body
11Membership of governing body
12Nomination advisory panel
13Accounts and audit
14Performance and efficiency audit
15Board may maintain reserves
16Amounts of distributions to codes
17Distributions to codes
18Board must operate in financially responsible manner
19Board must prepare statement of intent
20Board must prepare business plan
21Annual report
22Other provisions in Schedule 1 and rules
23Racing codes must prepare statement of intent and business plan
24Restriction on use of certain names
25Distribution to clubs of funds received from Board
26No pecuniary interest in club property
27Dissolution of club
28Financial statements must be sent to Board
29Racing rules
30Amendment of racing rules
31Racing rules must not conflict with any Act or general law
32Review and availability of racing rules
33Compliance with racing rules
34Rules controlling or prohibiting admission to racecourses
35Consequences of breaching rule made under section 34
36Application of sections 37 to 41 and Schedule 3
37Judicial Control Authority
38Membership of Judicial Control Authority
39Judicial committees
40Appeals tribunals
41Further provisions in schedule
42Board committee to determine and allocate racing dates
43Change of racing dates and allocation
44No racing on certain days
45Issue of betting licences
46Alteration or revocation of betting licence
47Chief executive may appoint inspectors
48Powers of inspector
49Obstructing inspector
50Board may conduct betting
51Racing clubs may conduct equalisator betting
52Board may make rules relating to racing betting
53Application of revenue from racing betting
54Board may make rules relating to sports betting
55Agreements with national sporting organisations
56Use of facilities
57Application of revenue from sports betting
58Deductions for totalisator betting
59Review and availability of betting rules
60Amounts of dividends
61Use of betting systems for gaming purposes, etc
62Amalgamation with overseas betting systems
63Restrictions on betting
63APower to require particulars
64Betting contracts enforceable
65Bets may be refused
65AWhen territorial authority consent is required
65BApplication for territorial authority consent
65CConsidering and determining application for territorial authority consent
65DTerritorial authority must adopt Board venue policy
65EAdoption and review of Board venue policy
65FRegulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation
65GRegulations relating to admission to and exclusion from Board venues
65HRegulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers from Board venues and racecourses
65IBoard must pay problem gambling levy
65JBoard must provide information to Secretary
66Board may conduct race meetings
67Application of Official Information Act 1982
68Crown not liable for debts
69Consequential amendments
70Repeals and revocation
71Application of transitional provisions
73NZRIB and TAB abolished
74Vesting of property and liabilities
75Records and registers
76Taxes and duties
77Certain matters not affected by restructuring
78Final reports and accounts
79Transfer of employees
80Members not entitled to compensation for loss of office
81Continuation of judicial offices
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