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Australian to review NZ racing structures

12:09 PM 13 Apr 2018 NZST
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Racing Minister Winston Peters John Messara
Racing Minister Winston Peters
John Messara is a successful Australian horse owners, breeder and administrator.

Racing Minister Winston Peters has called on Australian horse owner, breeder and administrator John Messara to review the New Zealand racing industry's governance structures.

Messara is one of Australia's most successful racing administrators and the founder of one of its most prominent horse breeding businesses, Arrowfield Stud.

The New Zealand industry has been ailing for some time, with low prizemoney levels a big beef for owners and trainers.

There has also been widespread dissatisfaction with the sport's administration and also its structure.

Peters said on Thursday he would ask Messara to review the industry and provide recommendations on future directions.

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