27 Dec 2010

Racing industry to streamline policing

4:15 pm on 27 December 2010

Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing are to merge what they call their integrity functions from February.

Each of the three codes currently send their own stewards and racecourse inspectors to the 65 racecourses throughout New Zealand.

The New Zealand Racing Board says amalgamation should mean better policing.

Chief executive Andrew Brown says the public might initially notice an increase in prosecutions, because more staff will find more infringements, but that should dwindle over time.