Mark Yole
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It's Why We Race

A message from Tasracing, on behalf of over 5,000 Tasmanians employed directly and indirectly by racing.

Racing has been part of Tasmanian life for well over 150 years. We’re proud of our racing history, and what racing means for our future.

5,000 Tasmanians are employed directly and indirectly in racing, one of the world’s oldest pursuits.

Ours is a pursuit unlike any other. It is a pursuit that harnesses and rewards the love, care and awe we have for our animals that are among the fastest species on Earth. It is equal part obsession for the racing animal, sport, business and life-blood of regional communities.

It’s why we race.

6400+
Tasmanians employed and participating, 63% in regional communities
208
injected back into the Tasmanian economy, 40% into regional communities

Regional Communities

Almost 63% of participants involved in racing are from regional communities.

Greyhound adpotions

In FY20, 138 greyhounds were adopted, up from 89 in FY 19.
Tasmanian owners and trainers spent almost $48 million in 2018/19 preparing racing horses and greyhounds for racing. Regional Tasmania accounts for almost three -quarters of this economic activity.

Tasmanian Race Clubs

14
throughout the state, supporting the community.

Total races

2859
were conducted in the the state across Tasmania, including King Island.

Tasmanian owners and trainers

almost $48 million
spent almost $48 million preparing and racing horses and greyhounds.

Race tracks statewide

16
Including four in Launceston, three in Hobart and nine in regional Tasmania.
Community building Over 40 community organisations or charities are assisted and supported by racing clubs.
Close to 40 community organisations share racing club facilities and resources.
Racing in Tasmania currently engage 1,090 volunteers who assist in various club roles (excluding participant volunteers).
Close to 2,000 people hold racing memberships.

Race day attendees

99020
A total of 99,020 attended a race day in Tasmania.
Read the IER Size and Scope of the Tasmanian Racing Industry report here.

This is why we race

Learn more about what it’s like to be part of the racing industry.

Greyhound adoption program

Finding loving permanent homes for loveable, placid dogs when they retire from racing.

Off the Track Tas

Lifelong support for thoroughbred and standardbred horses after racing.

Tasmanian breeders

The industry body that represents all thoroughbred breeders in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Race Clubs

Tasmania's racing clubs have been welcoming guests to the races for over 150 years, in all corners of our beautiful island.