Greyhound Local Rule Amendments – September 2020

Thursday 24 September 2020

Greyhound Local Rule Amendments Tasracing has amended the Tasmanian Greyhound Local Rules of Racing. The amendments include the added definitions of a Rearer and a Whelper and updates the references to other licences. A change to the welfare rules released in March now allows for the genuine attempts to rehome a greyhound (LR 36.4(e)(ii)) to…

Greyhound of the Year Panel Announced

Tuesday 1 September 2020

The appointment of the five-panel members who will select the 2020 Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year has now been finalised. This panel will determine the greyhound to be named as Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year for the period 1 January to 31 December 2020. Greg Fahey will lead the panel with the other members being…

Tasracing response to recent opinion pieces on greyhound welfare published in Tasmanian press

Tuesday 21 July 2020

There is significant information missing from recent letters to the editor published in this week’s newspaper regarding the Tasmanian greyhound racing industry. Under new welfare rules introduced on 1 March 2020, greyhound owners must make every effort to find their greyhound a suitable long-term home. Owners must keep evidence of their endeavours and greyhounds can…

From the CEO – lease with DAPS

Friday 17 July 2020

I am writing to inform you about Tasracing’s lease with the Devonport Agricultural Pastoral Society (DAPS) to conduct harness and greyhound racing and trials. The issue has been featured in local media reports over the past week. Tasracing wants to assure you we strongly believe in the future of greyhound and harness racing on the…

Greyhound programming update

Friday 17 July 2020

Tasracing has reviewed the recommendations of the Programming Sub Committee following the meeting on 25 June 2020 and has agreed to amend the conditions of Masters races by removing the conditions of Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice from Free-to-All Masters races for a trial period of three months. The impact of…