Draft trial dates

Friday 15 May 2020

Tasracing is pleased to release draft Trial dates for all three codes. Participants should be mindful that attending all Trials will require strict adherence to Tasracing’s COVID-19 SAFE Guidelines. Tasracing will be deploying COVID-19 TRACK MARSHALLS at every Trial, to monitor participant compliance with the COVID-19 SAFE Guidelines. Stewards will have the authority to immediately…

From the CEO’s Desk

Thursday 14 May 2020

I am writing to update you on the latest development following yesterday’s trialling announcement. After a meeting between the Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, senior public health officials and Tasracing representatives, it was agreed that north west coast-based racing industry participants can travel to trials (including track gallops and jump outs) at Mowbray, Longford or…

Go-ahead for trials welcomed

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Today’s announcement that an agreement has been reached to allow racing trials to re-commence in Tasmania from next week (18 May) has been welcomed by Tasracing. Chief Executive Officer Paul Eriksson said the decision was taken following a meeting between the Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, senior public health and Workplace Standards officials, and Tasracing…

Resumption of racing

Friday 8 May 2020

Today’s announcement that the Tasmanian racing industry will return to racing on 13 June subject to a review and risk-assessment by Public Health provides important clarity for racing industry participants, Tasracing says. Chief Executive Officer Paul Eriksson said Tasracing, in conjunction with the industry, had prepared a Return to Racing Plan that would now be…

Resumption of racing and stakes announcement

Thursday 7 May 2020

Tasracing notes and welcomes comments by Premier Peter Gutwein that the Tasmanian racing industry will be provided with a date for the resumption of racing at the end of this week. Mr Eriksson said Tasracing had been working hard during the shutdown to protect stakes levels going forward. “At this stage we are confident there…

Tasmanian racing industry support package update

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Tasracing has updated elements of the industry support package developed in response to the COVID 19 crisis. It has also formally extended the life of the package for 30 days. Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said the exact time of the extension conditions was obviously dependent on when racing resumed in the state. “As noted at…