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Tasmanian standardbred breeding review – expressions of interest, consultant

01 / 11 / 2018

Tasmanian standardbred breeding review

Expressions of interest – External consultant

Tasracing are committed to improving the sustainability and growth of breeding and ownership of standardbred horses in order to secure a viable future for harness racing in Tasmania. We are seeking expressions of interest for an external Consultant to facilitate a review of Standardbred breeding within Tasmania to align with our strategic objectives.

We are seeking a detailed analysis and recommendations on the following:

  • Snapshot of the health, opportunities and trends of Tasmanian standardbred breeding.
  • Harness industry population and impact on breeding numbers.
  • Analysis of Tasmanian statistics in comparison to national averages.
  • Financial pressures, impacts and opportunities in relation to breeding in Tasmania.
  • Detailed analysis of Tasmanian broodmare population and usage.
  • Considerations for programming of harness races within the state in relation to current and future horse population.
  • Snapshot analysis of education/ training and accreditation in relation to standardbred breeding.
  • Review of all current breeding incentives available for Tasmanian breeders via Tasracing, Tasmanian Government and other.
  • Current marketing and financial support available to industry relevant to increasing participation, breeding and ownership of standardbred horses.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit a proposal addressing the following criteria:

  • Cost estimate for an in-depth analysis, report and presentation to key personnel at Tasracing.
  • Timeframe required for completion.
  • A rough scope of your approach, including consultation with industry and methodology of obtaining data.
  • A summary of your experience in conducting industry-wide reviews and understanding of the Tasmanian harness industry.

Please submit your Expressions of Interest to Angela Barrett at by Monday 12th of November 2018 via email.

Shortlisted consultants will be invited to present to an internal panel.