Stakes increase to be shared by all three racing codes

Sunday 27 September 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing 27 September 2020 The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of the state’s racing industry. It injects around $103 million a year into the Tasmanian economy and involves more than 5,000 Tasmanians as either employees or participants. Last month I was thrilled to announce a six per cent increase in stakes…

Grants to support events in Tasmania

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events  23 September 2020 The Tasmanian Government recognises the important contribution that events make to the Tasmanian economy, with more than $13 million invested through Events Tasmania last year. We also acknowledge the significant impact that COVID-19 travelling and gathering restrictions have had on Tasmania’s events industry,…

From the CEO’s Desk

Thursday 17 September 2020

Elwick track update This is my third update on the Elwick thoroughbred track redevelopment. Earlier this month I wrote that we have been very pleased with the rate of recovery from the unplanned additional use in June and July brought about by the Covid-19 shutdown. Further, I wrote that we have full confidence in the…

Positive Solutions: Employee Assistance Program for employees, immediate family members of employees and racing industry participants in Tasmania

Monday 14 September 2020

Tasracing has transitioned our Employee Assistance Program provider from Relationships Australia to Positive Solutions, a Tasmanian owned and operated psychology, counselling and mediation provider. The local team at Positive Solutions are ready to welcome Tasracing staff and racing industry participants. Scope of services Employees and their immediate family are encouraged to utilise the confidential and…

From the CEO’s Desk

Wednesday 19 August 2020

It has been four weeks since the last thoroughbred meeting was held at Elwick on 19 July.

While the extra use the track sustained to accommodate additional trials and racing after the COVID-19 shut down was obviously unplanned, it did, as expected, impact the track.

While kickback during the 19 July meeting …