Optimism abounds for Tasmanian breeding industry

Monday 5 October 2020

By Peter Wharton Studmasters and industry players in Tasmania are optimistic that the 2020/21 breeding season will be a bumper one, despite the challenges facing the industry as a result of the pandemic. The introduction of several proven stallions, fertile pastures from above-average rainfall, increases to Tasbred Bonuses and a projected rise in stake money…

Gap Entry Procedures Amended

Friday 2 October 2020

Following a review of the GAP entry process, the industry self-foster admission pathway has been removed, effective immediately. The industry self-foster admission pathway was available to all owners who had applied to have their greyhound rehomed through GAP. Following completion of the 28-day wind-down period, an owner could self-foster a greyhound for a minimum of…

Stakes increase to be shared by all three racing codes

Sunday 27 September 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing 27 September 2020 The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of the state’s racing industry. It injects around $103 million a year into the Tasmanian economy and involves more than 5,000 Tasmanians as either employees or participants. Last month I was thrilled to announce a six per cent increase in stakes…

Greyhound Local Rule Amendments – September 2020

Thursday 24 September 2020

Greyhound Local Rule Amendments Tasracing has amended the Tasmanian Greyhound Local Rules of Racing. The amendments include the added definitions of a Rearer and a Whelper and updates the references to other licences. A change to the welfare rules released in March now allows for the genuine attempts to rehome a greyhound (LR 36.4(e)(ii)) to…

Grants to support events in Tasmania

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events  23 September 2020 The Tasmanian Government recognises the important contribution that events make to the Tasmanian economy, with more than $13 million invested through Events Tasmania last year. We also acknowledge the significant impact that COVID-19 travelling and gathering restrictions have had on Tasmania’s events industry,…