Further support for Tasmania’s racing industry

Saturday 1 August 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the state’s racing industry as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19. Tasracing is now calling for applications for round 2 of the infrastructure grants program for Tasmanian community racing clubs. Delivering on our election commitment, the annual $250,000 grants program is designed to…

Tasmanian Community Racing Club Infrastructure Grants Program

Friday 31 July 2020

In 2018 the Tasmanian Government made a commitment to the racing industry to establish a capital grants fund to assist community racing clubs across the state to fund infrastructure that falls outside of Tasracing’s existing infrastructure plan. The Government’s commitment provided through Tasracing is $250,000 funding per annum for the four years 2019-2022. Tasracing is…

Tasracing response to recent opinion pieces on greyhound welfare published in Tasmanian press

Tuesday 21 July 2020

There is significant information missing from recent letters to the editor published in this week’s newspaper regarding the Tasmanian greyhound racing industry. Under new welfare rules introduced on 1 March 2020, greyhound owners must make every effort to find their greyhound a suitable long-term home. Owners must keep evidence of their endeavours and greyhounds can…

Drivers announced for BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers Series

Monday 20 July 2020

Tasracing has announced the 12 drivers for the 2020 BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers Series. As was the case last season, the four-race series will be held in Launceston on Friday night, 21 August, and as the name suggest the series is restricted to Tasmanian licensed Claiming Novice Drivers. Competing in this year’s series: Conor Crook…

From the CEO – lease with DAPS

Friday 17 July 2020

I am writing to inform you about Tasracing’s lease with the Devonport Agricultural Pastoral Society (DAPS) to conduct harness and greyhound racing and trials. The issue has been featured in local media reports over the past week. Tasracing wants to assure you we strongly believe in the future of greyhound and harness racing on the…

Elwick track responding as expected

Monday 29 June 2020

Track developer StrathAyr has confirmed the Elwick track is responding as expected to the amount of horse traffic it has afforded in the lead-up to the June 21 meeting which was the first held at the venue post the COVID-19 shutdown. An extraordinary number of trials and grass gallops in the weeks leading up to…