Stakes boost a shining light for industry

Monday 17 August 2020

TASMANIA’S racing industry received a major boost yesterday with the announcement the Government will inject a further $660,000 into prizemoney as a result of a higher than expected return from the point of consumption tax that came into effect in January. Racing Minister Jane Howlett said the funding boost to stakes is on top of…

Harness Qualifying Trials

Thursday 13 August 2020

Harness Qualifying trials will recommence as at Saturday, 15th August: Nominations will close 12 noon Friday for Saturday / Monday trials. No extensions applicable Trials will be scheduled 15 minutes apart Any horse may nominate for these trials. Notification of any changes to trials will be sent via text. A minimum of 6 acceptors are required…

Thoroughbreds – Industry Appreciation Award 2020

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Tasracing is pleased to continue the Industry Appreciation Award introduced at the 2019 Tasmanian Thoroughbred Awards. The Appreciation Award will recognise and celebrate the commitment, resilience and passion that our thoroughbred industry exhibits every day! The annual awards have always recognised the best of the best in our industry – often measured by statistics. This…

Further support for Tasmania’s racing industry

Saturday 1 August 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the state’s racing industry as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19. Tasracing is now calling for applications for round 2 of the infrastructure grants program for Tasmanian community racing clubs. Delivering on our election commitment, the annual $250,000 grants program is designed to…

Tasmanian Community Racing Club Infrastructure Grants Program

Friday 31 July 2020

In 2018 the Tasmanian Government made a commitment to the racing industry to establish a capital grants fund to assist community racing clubs across the state to fund infrastructure that falls outside of Tasracing’s existing infrastructure plan. The Government’s commitment provided through Tasracing is $250,000 funding per annum for the four years 2019-2022. Tasracing is…

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…