From the CEO – parting words from Vaughn Lynch

This will be my final message following my resignation as the Tasracing CEO as announced In May. My final day with the organisation is today (Friday 20 July). To begin, I would like to thank everyone in the racing industry for their assistance in my time at Tasracing. I would particularly like to thank the…

From the CEO’s Desk – April 2018

Elwick track redevelopment update As noted in my last CEO message, Tasracing appointed highly experienced firm Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) to undertake the concept design work for the thoroughbred track redevelopment project at Elwick. It is proposed that DCE will present a range of conceptual designs for evaluation by industry stakeholders. The next step will…

Happy New Year from the team at Tasracing

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. While I appreciate that very few of us working in our industry get much of a break at this time of year, I do hope that you got to enjoy some time away from work to enjoy some much-needed downtime, even if only briefly. As is usually the…

From the CEO’s Desk – July 2017

23 July meeting decision and Elwick track redevelopment update The decision to abandon the thoroughbred meeting at Elwick on Sunday 23 July generated some comment on our social media platforms and attracted traditional media interest. While the decision to abandon the meeting was obviously a disappointing one, it also confirmed the urgent need to upgrade…

From the CEO’s Desk – June 2017

Ricky Duggan milestone Tasmanian reinsman Ricky Duggan became just the second driver in Tasmanian racing history at the weekend to drive 1500 winners. He started Sunday night’s meeting in Hobart just two wins short of the impressive achievement – and reached the milestone on his fourth drive of the night. Ricky has been driving since…

From the CEO’s Desk – Greyhound straight track complete

Tasracing is delighted to announce the construction of the new greyhound straight track at Ulverstone is now complete and the track is operational. This was constructed to provide north west coast-based trainers with additional training facilities. The track replaces the old training track at Penguin after the land on which it was located was rezoned for…