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…

Changes to greyhound trial and race meeting requirements

Saturday 27 June 2020

Following the announcement on the easing of restrictions from midday on Friday 26 June 2020, participants are advised of the following amendments to the Covid-19 policies in respect to race meeting and trial sessions: Race Meetings All race meetings can now be attended by members of the public without the requirement that the members of…

Racing field sizes return to normal

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Following the announcement that restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic would be eased further from tomorrow (17 June), Tasracing has announced that field sizes for thoroughbred and harness meetings will return to normal. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said field sizes would no longer be restricted to 10 starters. “Trial field sizes will also return to…

Increase in prizemoney for Tasmania’s racing industry

Friday 12 June 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing Increase in prizemoney for Tasmania’s racing industry The Tasmanian Government looks forward to the return of racing this weekend and is committed to helping the industry grow following the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am delighted to announce that prizemoney will increase by a further 3 per cent…

Ladbrokes boosts Tasmanian racing return

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Ladbrokes has doubled down on its commitment to Tasmanian racing announcing $150,000 in additional funding with benefits flowing directly to participants across the state. The COVID-19 forced shutdown of racing in Tasmania has seen 11 thoroughbred meetings, 20 harness meetings, and 31 greyhound meetings removed from the calendar, putting significant financial pressure on racing clubs,…