Statement on the Elwick Thoroughbred Track

Thursday 7 January 2021

While there has been significant commentary from various parties regarding the Elwick thoroughbred track in recent days via traditional and social media, it is prudent to make the following points: The track itself is in good condition with no damage. The overall direction in which the track is moving is as the experts expect with…

January programming updates

Wednesday 30 December 2020

Following recent decisions taken in relation to Ladbrokes Park Elwick thoroughbred track, a number of programming changes were required. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said changes included programming an additional race meeting at Ladbrokes All-Weather track at Spreyton, increased prize money at the Longford meeting on New Year’s Day and three (3) additional Tasbred races over…

Thoroughbred meeting 30 December update

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Tomorrow’s thoroughbred meeting at Elwick has been cancelled, with the feature races to be reprogrammed as soon as practical. The decision follows an inspection of the thoroughbred track by trainer and jockey representatives, the Tasmanian Racing Club, StrathAyr, Tasracing and the Office of Racing Integrity. While the repair work undertaken has been successful and the…

Tasmanian Guineas meeting postponement

Sunday 27 December 2020

The postponement of the opening meeting of the Thoroughbred summer carnival today at Elwick was disappointing for Tasracing, participants and the Tasmanian Racing Club Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said. “The track had undergone work during December and while the majority of the track is in good condition, some specific areas did not recover to an…

From the CEO’s Desk: North West Harness and Greyhound Facility Project

Thursday 26 November 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to provide further information on the North West Project.  Tasracing was under significant time pressures to lock in Professor Eager’s attendance before Christmas so that we could begin to engage with Industry and we are only now getting the breathing space to provide further information. Potential Sites We…