Tasracing, on the recommendation of the Greyhound Reference Group, has approved for the unexpended funds from the code funding allocation this season to be directed to stakes.
As a result, from 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017 the scheduled non-penalty races, one at every Hobart and Launceston meeting, will be funded to full stakes. These races will remain as Reverse Order of Choice races at this time, but will carry the normal grading penalty.
This is the majority of the unexpended funds and the balance will be directed to increasing stakes for all graded races for the period 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. The stakes for graded races will increase by $25 across all grades. On 1 July 2017 the stakes for all graded races will revert back to the current level.