Trotting to cease in Tasmania

Thursday 1 April 2021

Reintroduced as a trial in July 2018 and confirmed to continue in January 2020 subject to Industry support, trotting races in Tasmania have failed to achieve the support from the industry that was hoped for.

Although there was strong initial support the decline has been obvious specifically over the last 7 months with races being deleted due to lack of nominations and decreased field sizes.

Tasracing, after consultation with the Industry Group, have determined that Trotting races will no longer be included as part of the Tasmanian program from 1 October 2021.

These six months will give those trainers the opportunity to restable their horses back to the mainland.

A transport subsidy will be provided, on application, to the Trainers of the current trotting population to assist with the restabling of these horses.

Paul Eriksson
Chief Executive Officer
1 April 2021