FROM THE CEO’S DESK UPDATE – Friday 1 May 2020

Friday 1 May 2020

The unprecedented challenge presented to the Tasmanian racing industry by COVID-19 continues. I understand and share the frustration of everyone in our industry as we wake up each day to see our interstate competitors continuing to race. Unfortunately, we do not yet have a resumption date. On a positive note we have, in the last…

Harness Trials – Update

Tuesday 31 March 2020

As of Friday 3rd April, an education trial will be added to the scheduled pre-race meeting trials. An Education trial will be held 20 minutes prior to the first scheduled official trial and will have the following maximum field limits: Devonport – 6 Hobart – 7 Launceston – 7 NB: Horses competing in education trials…

New screening limits for therapeutic substances

Tuesday 17 March 2020

NOTICE TO TRAINERS: NEW SCREENING LIMITS FOR THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCES On the recommendation of the Veterinary and Analytical Committee, Racing Australia is introducing the following screening limits for the therapeutic substances set out below: • Vedaprofen – 5 ng/mL in plasma • Dantrolene – 3 ng/mL of 5-hydoxydantrolene in unhydrolysed urine • Firocoxib – 2 ng/mL…

Predicted hot weather on Friday 31 January: notice from Office of Racing Integrity

Wednesday 29 January 2020

The Office of Racing Integrity wishes to advise of the following measures with regards to equine and participant welfare for the scheduled meeting at Hobart on Friday the 31st of January. Given the forecasted top temperature of 38 degrees on Friday, the Office of Racing Integrity after consulting with Tasracing will be implementing the following…

Harness breeding incentives

Friday 17 January 2020

One of the outcomes from the Harness Standardbred Review was for changes to be made to the current Breeder’s Support Policy. After continued feedback and discussions with industry at the initial forums and follow up workshops the following changes will be actioned.  These changes will be implemented with an effective date of 1st September 2019,…