Providing certainty for Tasmania’s racing industry

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing The Tasmanian Government has been working closely and constructively with all three codes of the State’s Racing sector to ensure a safe pathway back to racing. We were delighted to confirm today that racing can recommence in Tasmania from 13 June and we know this will be welcomed by industry…

Industry in mourning over death of Shane Yates

Friday 29 May 2020

Tasmania’s racing industry is in mourning over the death of popular race caller Shane Yates who lost his battle with cancer this week. Yates, 60, passed away peacefully at home in Devonport on Thursday with family and close friends by his side. Up until 10 months ago when he was first diagnosed with his illness,…

Clinics will have no impact on Mowbray trials

Sunday 24 May 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing The Tasmanian Government is expanding COVID-19 testing this week to help protect Tasmanians and get a better picture of community public health. Pop-up mobile testing clinics will be held at the Mowbray Racecourse this week from Tuesday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm, and they will have no impact on…

Trials and racing to return to the north west coast

Saturday 23 May 2020

Racing trials for all three codes will be permitted at the Devonport Showgrounds (harness and greyhounds) and Spreyton (thoroughbreds) from 30 May. Trials had previously only been approved for Elwick, Mowbray and Longford with north-west coast participants having to travel to and from the venue on the same day to participate. Under the changes announced…

TASBRED feature races and incentive scheme bonus

Friday 22 May 2020

Tasbreeders provide an important update regarding the TASBRED Thoroughbred Breeding Incentive Scheme. Tasbreeders wants to ensure that during these current tough times that the TASBRED scheme can continue to be a shining light for our industry with funding secured for the scheme when racing resumes. Importantly, once a return to racing has commenced, the inaugural…