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…

Trotting to cease in Tasmania

Thursday 1 April 2021

Reintroduced as a trial in July 2018 and confirmed to continue in January 2020 subject to Industry support, trotting races in Tasmania have failed to achieve the support from the industry that was hoped for. Although there was strong initial support the decline has been obvious specifically over the last 7 months with races being…

Harness – Tasbred Selected First

Thursday 1 April 2021

As further support for our TASBRED Breeders as of 11 April Tasracing will implement the following race condition ‘Tasbred Selected First’ on specific races as set out below. This race condition will be placed on all rating-based races with a front from 30-59 at all Premier meetings. The exclusions will be: Age based races NMT…

Greyhound stakes to increase from 1 April 2021

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Following a review of the expenditure of the Code Funding Allocation against budget, Tasracing, on the recommendation of the Greyhound Reference Group, has determined that the unexpended funds will be distributed via an increase in stakes for graded races for the remainder of the season. Stakes for graded races from 1 April until 30 June…

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…