From the CEO’s Desk

Thursday 17 September 2020

Elwick track update This is my third update on the Elwick thoroughbred track redevelopment. Earlier this month I wrote that we have been very pleased with the rate of recovery from the unplanned additional use in June and July brought about by the Covid-19 shutdown. Further, I wrote that we have full confidence in the…

Positive Solutions: Employee Assistance Program for employees, immediate family members of employees and racing industry participants in Tasmania

Monday 14 September 2020

Tasracing has transitioned our Employee Assistance Program provider from Relationships Australia to Positive Solutions, a Tasmanian owned and operated psychology, counselling and mediation provider. The local team at Positive Solutions are ready to welcome Tasracing staff and racing industry participants. Scope of services Employees and their immediate family are encouraged to utilise the confidential and…

Greyhound of the Year Panel Announced

Tuesday 1 September 2020

The appointment of the five-panel members who will select the 2020 Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year has now been finalised. This panel will determine the greyhound to be named as Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year for the period 1 January to 31 December 2020. Greg Fahey will lead the panel with the other members being…

From the CEO’s Desk

Wednesday 19 August 2020

It has been four weeks since the last thoroughbred meeting was held at Elwick on 19 July.

While the extra use the track sustained to accommodate additional trials and racing after the COVID-19 shut down was obviously unplanned, it did, as expected, impact the track.

While kickback during the 19 July meeting …

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…