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…

Elwick track responding as expected

Monday 29 June 2020

Track developer StrathAyr has confirmed the Elwick track is responding as expected to the amount of horse traffic it has afforded in the lead-up to the June 21 meeting which was the first held at the venue post the COVID-19 shutdown. An extraordinary number of trials and grass gallops in the weeks leading up to…

Racing field sizes return to normal

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Following the announcement that restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic would be eased further from tomorrow (17 June), Tasracing has announced that field sizes for thoroughbred and harness meetings will return to normal. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said field sizes would no longer be restricted to 10 starters. “Trial field sizes will also return to…

Increase in prizemoney for Tasmania’s racing industry

Friday 12 June 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing Increase in prizemoney for Tasmania’s racing industry The Tasmanian Government looks forward to the return of racing this weekend and is committed to helping the industry grow following the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am delighted to announce that prizemoney will increase by a further 3 per cent…

Ladbrokes boosts Tasmanian racing return

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Ladbrokes has doubled down on its commitment to Tasmanian racing announcing $150,000 in additional funding with benefits flowing directly to participants across the state. The COVID-19 forced shutdown of racing in Tasmania has seen 11 thoroughbred meetings, 20 harness meetings, and 31 greyhound meetings removed from the calendar, putting significant financial pressure on racing clubs,…