Racing Assistant

Fulltime - 40 hours per week


New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is the governing body for thoroughbred racing, and is currently seeking a Racing Assistant in the National Racing Bureau.

The Racing Assistant will be required to co-ordinate all functions relating to the entry of horses into races, race fields and associated activities. 

They will also be required to liaise with Club personnel in the collection and distribution of race information, process entries for overseas races and other administrative duties.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a drive to continually address and exceed expectations of customers;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, coupled with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Be motivated and comfortable working actively and successfully in a team environment and developing productive relationships; and
  • Thrive on the challenge of working in a high-pressure environment with strict deadlines to be achieved.

Ideally candidates will have had experience in customer service and be prepared to work on a roster basis covering 10 days per fortnight, with a requirement for some weekend work. 

A keen interest and/or knowledge of thoroughbred racing would be an advantage.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your covering letter and CV to or post your CV and covering letter to Sovaia Uluiburotu, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, P.O Box 38 386 Wellington Mail Centre 5045.

You can find a copy of the position description for this position here.

Applications close 6 March 2017. 


Trackwork Rider/Stablehand Vacancy

Williams/Richards Racing is one of New Zealand’s most professional racing stables and currently has a trackwork rider/stablehand vacancy. The successful applicant will be based at our Byerley Park stable and will ride trackwork and perform stablehand duties.

You will be required to work a six day week.
Hours are generally 6.00am to 10.30am and 1.30pm to 4.00pm but may vary depending on circumstances.

Applicants must have experience with horses and have previously worked in racing stables.

If you want to join the very successful Williams/Richards Racing stable and if you are experienced and passionate about the thoroughbred industry, this may be the opportunity for you. You will need to acquire a willingness to learn and have the desire to contribute to a very successful racing team.

If this sounds like you, please email in confidence to now.

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.