Letter from Sean Hannan, Greyhound Australasia

Friday 3 April 2020

Sean Hannan Chairman Greyhounds Australasia Dear Greyhound Community, We are currently facing unprecedented times across the world where each day brings new challenges for us all.   No one can predict what our future will look like other than to recognise that it will certainly be different. As we all work together as a collective greyhound…

Tasmanian racing industry decision

Thursday 2 April 2020

Tasracing will work closely with the Minister for Racing on the detail of a support package for the Tasmanian racing industry following today’s announcement that racing will cease for the next four weeks. CEO Paul Eriksson said these details would be announced as soon as they were finalised. “Many industry participants will be eligible for…

Reminder thoroughbred trials and jump outs

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 As per the industry notice released on March 25 the following alterations were made to all thoroughbred trials and jump-outs throughout Tasmania. All trials to be conducted on race day only. Trials will only be conducted at Elwick, Mowbray and Spreyton racecourses. Only horses requiring barrier certificates or under Stewards orders…

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…

Devonport greyhound meeting 31 March cancelled

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Today’s 31 March Devonport Greyhound meeting has been cancelled.  The meeting has been cancelled because the Devonport Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc (which owns the Devonport Showgrounds site) has refused entry to the site racing participants. Tasracing is not aware of any racing participant or other industry stakeholders having contracted or having been exposed to…