Harness stakes to increase from 1 February 2021

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Following the announcement by the Minister for Racing of a 6% increase in stakes from 1 February 2021, Tasracing has consulted with the Harness Industry Forum as to how to best allocate the additional funding to the benefit of participants. Tasracing provided recommendations for the expenditure of the additional funding of varied increases to base…

Thoroughbred stakes to increase from 1 February 2021

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Following the announcement by the Minister for Racing of a 6% increase in stakes from 1 February 2021, Tasracing has consulted with the Thoroughbred Advisory Network (TAN) as to how to best allocate the additional funding to the benefit of participants. The Thoroughbred Advisory Network discussed the below recommendations for the expenditure of the additional…

Greyhound stakes to increase from 1 February 2021

Monday 25 January 2021

Following the announcement by the Minister for Racing of a 6% increase in stakes from 1 February 2021, Tasracing has consulted with the Greyhound Reference Group as to how to best allocate the additional funding to the benefit of participants. The GRG provided recommendations for the expenditure of the additional funding: Feature race finals that…

Progeny of classic winners at Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale

Monday 25 January 2021

By Peter Wharton Progeny of a number of classic winning and classic winner-producing mares adorn the catalogue for the 2021 Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale to be held at Carrick Park on Saturday, February 13. Among the classic winners and placegetters are Tisu Holly (Granny Smith Stakes), Angel Or Demon (Coastal Pacing Thousand, Matron Stakes and…

Optimism abounds for Tasmanian breeding industry

Monday 5 October 2020

By Peter Wharton Studmasters and industry players in Tasmania are optimistic that the 2020/21 breeding season will be a bumper one, despite the challenges facing the industry as a result of the pandemic. The introduction of several proven stallions, fertile pastures from above-average rainfall, increases to Tasbred Bonuses and a projected rise in stake money…

Programs and financial support for Tasmanian businesses

Tuesday 7 April 2020

7 April 2020 Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth Programs and financial support for Tasmanian businesses Tasmanian businesses are facing extremely difficult and unprecedented circumstances, and we are doing everything we can to help them get through the challenges posed by COVID-19. Business Tasmania has had more than 1,500 online registrations and more than 1,800…