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Recent Job Listings

Gap Keeper / Groundsman
WAIKATO THOROUGHBRED RACING
Waikato Thoroughbred Racing (WTR) has a vacancy for a Gap Keeper/Groundsman based at their Cambridge venue.
Groundsman - Waipa
WAIKATO THOROUGHBRED RACING
Waikato Thoroughbred Racing (WTR) has a vacancy for a Groundsman based at their Waipa venue based in the beautiful Waikato town Te Awamutu. 
Racecourse Asistant
ELLERSLIE RACECOURSE
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing - New Zealand’s premier thoroughbred racing club – have a rare opportunity for a Racecourse Assistant. Not only will you get the chance to hone your turf management skills, but you’ll be supported to achieve New Zealand apprenticeship (Sports Turf) – Level 4.
Yearling Prep Staff
CAMBRIDGE STUD
Cambridge Stud have opportunities for experienced staff to join their yearling preparation at their Cambridge farm.
Yearling Manager
HAUNUI FARM
An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced, hard-working and conscientious person to join the Haunui Farm team in the role of Yearling Manager.
Assistant Track Manager
RACE AWAPUNI
RACE have a role available within the track team at RACE Awapuni, with an immediate start.
Experienced Foal Watch Attendant
ELSDON PARK
Elsdon Park, a thoroughbred nursery located just outside Matamata, is on the lookout for an Experienced Foal Watch Attendant(s) to help welcome into the world its exciting class of 2024.
Stud Groom
HIGHVIEW STUD
Highview Stud has an exciting opportunity for a Stud Groom. The ideal candidate will be experienced handling weanlings/yearlings and be familiar with general stud and breeding procedures.
Night Watch Foaling Season
HIGHVIEW STUD
Highview is seeking reliable and punctual staff for Night Foal Watch for the upcoming foaling season. Shifts will be 6pm to 12pm and 12pm to 6am or a later start could be accommodated.
Stallion Handler
HIGHVIEW STUD
An excellent opportunity has arisen for the right applicant to join the Highview team, working with their four resident stallions and assisting with their breeding operation for the up-coming breeding season.
Yearling Prep
HIGHVIEW STUD
Yearling Prep roles will be available later in the year - from late October to February 2025.
Stud Groom
CURRAGHMORE

Curraghmore are looking for a new team member at their Te Awamutu-based thoroughbred farm, focusing on horse care and management across winter, the upcoming breeding season, and summer months.

Casual Labouring Position
CURRAGHMORE

Curraghmore are seeking a suitable person to fill a casual labouring position on their horse breeding farm a few minutes from Te Awamutu.

Handicapper
NEW ZEALAND THOROUGHBRED RACING

We have a rare opportunity for a Handicapper to join our Cambridge based team. In this role, you will support the domestic and international handicapping activity for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing in accordance with the NZ Handicapping policy, analysing field information, verifying horse eligibility, and evaluating each contender against our rating-based system.

Marquee Installer
HAPPY HIRE

Happy Hire is on the hunt for a superstar to join their Hamilton Branch. Opening only 1 year ago, they are looking to add another full-time permanent person to their tight-knit team.

Senior Handicapper
NEW ZEALAND THOROUGHBRED RACING

NZTR has a rare opportunity for a Senior Handicapper to join our Cambridge-based team. This role will see you lead the domestic and international handicapping activity for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.

Experienced Trackwork Rider
IDEAL RACING

Ideal Racing are looking for an experienced Trackwork Rider to join their team in Rolleston, Canterbury

Experienced Trackwork Rider
BECKETT RACING
Ross Beckett is looking for an experienced track rider based in Yaldhurst, Christchurch
Senior Horse Person
WEXFORD STABLES
Wexford Stables (Matamata) has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Senior Horse Person to join their expanding team.
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We welcome thoroughbred industry role advertisements on this page - if you have a role that supports the breeding or racing of thoroughbreds in New Zealand, or wish to discuss any of the NZTR positions, please get in touch with NZTR's Head of People and Culture, Tharsha Adamstein.

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