Racing Minister officially opens new GAP facility

Friday 22 May 2020

THE new home of Tasmania’s Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) was officially opened on Tuesday by Racing Minister Jane Howlett to usher in a new era for racing animals transitioning to pet life. GAP relocated its operation to Tasracing’s first owned and operated greyhound re homing facility at Mangalore in January. “Moving into the beautiful picturesque…

From the CEO’s Desk

Thursday 14 May 2020

I am writing to update you on the latest development following yesterday’s trialling announcement. After a meeting between the Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, senior public health officials and Tasracing representatives, it was agreed that north west coast-based racing industry participants can travel to trials (including track gallops and jump outs) at Mowbray, Longford or…

Registration for JobKeeper payment

Thursday 9 April 2020

Tasracing will provide as much information and support as possible to those affected by the temporary closure of racing. We have compiled an information pack to help racing industry employers register for the JobKeeper payment. A step by step guide to JobKeeper registration is outlined below: Step 1 – Registration for JobKeeper Payment Navigate to…

Tasmanian racing industry support package details

Thursday 9 April 2020

Tasracing met with representatives from the three codes of racing and have agreed to the detail of the industry support package developed in response to the COVID 19 crisis. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said the welfare of racing animals was top of mind during discussions with industry. “The focus is on keeping the animals in…

Outdoor gathering exemption for racing granted

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Tasracing has been granted an exemption for the conduct of racing until (and including) Monday 6 April 2020 provided all mitigating measures introduced continue at all meetings. CEO Paul Eriksson said Tasracing sought the exemption to provide it and the Tasmanian Racing Industry with greater certainty around its immediate future. “It is Tasracing’s intention to…

Winx wins Australian Racehorse of the Year again

Friday 11 October 2019

Champion mare Winx has been named the Sky Racing Australian Racehorse of the Year for the fourth year in succession. Announced in Hobart tonight (10 October 2019), Winx also won the award for Australia’s best middle-distance racehorse for season 2018-19. It was an appropriate end to the mare’s racing career when she bowed out after…