With the beginning of the national income tax filing season, the National Tax Agency is warning the public that it has a duty to...
New Zealand’s horse racing industry, which is already facing major challenges in the form of a government overhaul, has now come under threat from activists who are calling for a ban on both wagering and racing itself.
The Minister of Racing is now taking a more cautious approach to reform of the racing industry after intense lobbying from racing clubs, warnings that the reforms are unworkable and signs from his majority coalition partner that it will not support some of the proposed changes.
Steroid scandals and the associated suspension of races did not scare away the loyal fans of the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba), as demonstrated by its recently-reported revenue returns.
The Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) has been forced to suspend its races indefinitely after a horse which won a race at Morioka Racecourse on October 28 tested positive for the steroid boldenone, the third such incident since July.