22 Jan 2010

Horse-racing clubs vote for 'One Racing' merger

5:06 pm on 22 January 2010

The country's thoroughbred horse-racing clubs have voted to pursue a major shake-up of the racing industry.

The clubs voted by three to one on Friday to push for a "One Racing" concept that would amalgamate horse-racing, harness racing and greyhound racing.

Thoroughbred Racing New Zealand says that such a move could save the industry up to $11 million.

Harness Racing New Zealand says, however, that within its discipline there is little support for shared governance, so the vote may not mean much.