From the CEO’s Desk

Friday 9 April 2021

Track renovation works at Mowbray – designed to extend the life of the track and to ensure its excellent drainage rate is maintained – have commenced this week. The renovation work underway on the 12-year-old StrathAyr track is much “heavier” than the recent annual renovation. Specifically, the work will remove significant thatch and older turf…

Update on North West Harness/Greyhound Track

Wednesday 17 March 2021

The Tasmanian Government is committed to racing in all three regions of Tasmania. I am pleased to advise that Tasracing has appointed Dalton Consulting Engineers, which specialises in sporting infrastructure, to provide project design, documentation and contract administration for the construction of a harness and greyhound track and associated facilities on the North West Coast. Daltons…

Industry consultation paper released

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Industry participants have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of racing with the release of a consultation paper today. The consultation paper will seek responses to a comprehensive series of questions on industry strategy and infrastructure priorities over the next five years. Through this consultation document, industry participants are provided an opportunity to have…

2020 Tasmanian Harness Awards

Tuesday 9 March 2021

On Saturday evening, Ryley Major capped off a massive 2019-2020 season by capturing the Tasmanian Horse of the year title. View the gallery from the awards dinner here. The announcement was made in front of a packed house at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston on Saturday night. The Rohan Hillier-trained pacer raced 22 times…

Media release: Tasmanian Racing Industry five-year strategic plan review

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Tasracing is seeking industry feedback via consultation on a new five-year strategic plan. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said the company undertook to complete an infrastructure review in late 2020 following the introduction of the Point Of Consumption Tax, a stronger and sustainable financial position after the stakes reset in 2016 and Race Field Fee growth….