The Ladbrokes Summer Racing Festival for all three codes of racing has been officially launched at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart.
Tasracing Chair Gene Phair said it was the third time the festival had been run in this format.
“Summer racing has been – and continues to be – extremely important to the Tasmanian racing industry, combining Tasmania’s most popular race days across all three codes,” he said.
“While we do place a lot of emphasis on broadcasting racing to interstate markets, support for the industry in Tasmania generated through crowds at race meetings is really important.
“The carnival provides us with a great opportunity to showcase just how good our racing product can be, the racecourse experience and just the overall importance of the industry to our key audiences.
Mr Phair thanked Ladbrokes for its ongoing and generous support.
“Ladbrokes has a number of long-term partnerships in Australia,” he said.
“We are very pleased that the organisation has selected Tasracing as an ongoing key partner. It allows Tasracing to promote Tasmanian racing to a national market because of Ladbrokes’ extensive customer base and its own marketing investment.”
Ladbrokes Head of Partnerships Rebecca Stynes said the organisation was committed “…to great content, racing promotion and track presence across all three codes.”
“This year we have worked closely with Tasracing Acting CEO Andrew Jenkins and his team on new initiatives giving back to the industry locals of the state,” she said.
“The Ladbrokes $100,000 Double Cup Connections Bonus, The Ladbrokes $100,000 Triple Treat Connections Bonus and The Ladbrokes Carpet Charge are all examples of the great way Ladbrokes and Tasracing work together to elevate the partnership.”
The Festival includes races like the Ladbrokes Devonport, Hobart and Launceston Cups for thoroughbreds, the Ladbrokes Tasmania Cup for harness and the Ladbrokes Hobart Thousand for greyhounds.