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Edition #6: From The CEO’s Desk – Welcome news

In the last edition, I shared a message that Tasracing and everyone involved in our industry must continue to remain vigilant in combating the risk of Covid-19. Indeed, in the last edition I observed that Victoria was staring down the barrel of a potential second wave. Victoria’s second wave is now very well known to…

Edition #7 Event Highlights – Building momentum

Along with Spring comes a sense of excitement. That sense of feeling alive, wanting to get out and about, looking at the racing calendar and planning for key race days and events. Sure, some uncertainties remain, but the positive signs are slowly leading us towards the light at the end of the tunnel. Recently the…

Edition #7 Racing Update – Code by Code

It has certainly been a busy period for the Racing Team. Here is a summary of some recent key activity within each code: Thoroughbred Return of racing at Hobart on Sunday 4th October Programs for December to March will be released in the coming weeks Following Industry consultation base stakes raised to $18,500 from October…

Edition #7 Welfare – 10 years of service Susan Gittus

Tasracing congratulates Susan Gittus on reaching this special milestone Susan commenced as GAP Manager on 20 September 2010, a short time after Tasracing established its GAP in 2009 At the time of Susan’s appointment there were five dogs in the program, all living in foster homes, and the program’s administrative processes amounted to a set…

Edition #7 From the CEO’s Desk – A positive shift

In the last edition, I shared some basic Covid-19 guidelines Tasracing suggests all clubs keep top of mind. Given how important it is for racing to remain vigilant, I will share those key guidelines with you again via this LINK. I encourage all clubs to review the government’s recently announced Event Ready Grant Program. The…

Edition #6 Welfare Update – Australian Thoroughbred Wellbeing Project

The Thoroughbred Wellbeing Project recently published a paper examining the barriers preventing foals from entering a racing career before the age of four. Researchers from the University of Melbourne examined the biographical records of the 2014 national foal crop. Of the 13,6777 foals born in 2014, 66% had commenced training and 51% had raced before…

Edition #6: Racing Update – Code by Code

Thoroughbred Currently trialling official trials on Wednesday across the state – looking for feedback at the end of August The racing program has been released until end of November Reprogramming of the Tasbred 2YO and 3YO races to October from last season due to covid shutdown 3YO Cup raised to $100k to give a flagship…

Edition #6: Knowledge Hub – Finding and maximising event sponsorship

Sponsors, sponsors, sponsors….so important, yet so hard to come by. Sponsors have the capacity to help your club increase its credibility, improve public image and even build prestige. Racing clubs offer sponsors unique access to niche markets and an opportunity to connect with an engaged audience. Clubs allow sponsors to reach a specific local audience….

Edition #6: Wagering Update – Season review

The changing of the calendar also rung in the new thoroughbred racing season and saw the crowning of respective trainer and jockey Premierships. Matt Reid and Peter Staples reviewed the season that was, highlighting some of their favourite performances which you can check out via TasracingTV On Demand. FORMPLUS Alerts continue to grow and we’re…