Tasracing statement in relation to the Murrihy Report

Friday 2 February 2024

Tasracing has served formal Notices to racing industry participants named in the Murrihy Report into Tasmanian Harness Racing of an immediate “warning off” from all venues controlled by Tasracing in Tasmania. Tasracing CEO Andrew Jenkins said the serving of the Notices commenced late Thursday (1 February). “Tasracing is satisfied it has the grounds on which…

Northwest Tracks Appeal Update

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Dear NW Coast Participants,  Tasracing can confirm that an appeal has been lodged against the Latrobe Council permit being granted for our proposed new tracks. The appeal was lodged by a Latrobe resident and contains a mix of concerns that relate to the Planning Scheme and some general objections. On face value, Tasracing believes the…

North West Tracks update

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Tasracing notes the update released earlier today by the Minister for Racing, Felix Ellis, regarding the proposed north west coast harness and greyhound racing tracks to be built adjacent to the Devonport Airport. The Tasracing Board recently wrote to the Tasmanian Government indicating that the total anticipated cost of the proposed project had increased from…

Interim Report into Tasmanian Harness Racing

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Tasracing CEO Andrew Jenkins said Tasracing was pleased that the interim report from Mr Murrihy was aligned to work already being undertaken, including the development of an enforceable Code of Practice for equine welfare and management. “Tasracing’s Chief Veterinary & Animal Welfare Officer, Dr Martin Lenz, has led development of such a Code that has…

Ladbrokes Owners Incentive Scheme

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Ladbrokes Australia has today announced it will partner with Tasracing to launch an innovative owners incentive which is expected to drive increased interest in thoroughbred racehorse ownership in Tasmania. From 1 June, any registered owner or owners of a horse that wins a Maiden grade thoroughbred race in Tasmania will be eligible to receive a…