Launceston races

first_imgLaunceston races Jane Howlett,Minister for RacingThe situation around the late notice cancellation of the races last night at Mowbray was simply not satisfactory. I spoke to the Tasracing CEO last night and again this morning to receive advice on the issue.What happened had the potential to put horses and jockeys at great risk and has significantly inconvenienced trainers, strappers and owners among others. It cannot be allowed to occur again.The quick rescheduling of the race meeting to Saturday is welcome. With coverage of these races on the Sky 1 racing channel (taking over the South Australia metro slot) this ensures strong profile of the race meeting.Tasracing will be compensating trainers and owners under the existing Postponed and Abandoned Races policy, however, it will be increasing the applicable rates. Jockeys will also be compensated under this policy.I welcome Tasracing’s immediate review into this matter and it will work with the Office of Racing Integrity stewards to get to the bottom of this serious track management issue. This review will examine running rail move practices and track review processes.I look forward to receiving the results of this investigation once complete. Actions must come out of the investigation to prevent further similar events occurring again. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Government, investigation, Launceston, Minister, race, Racing, running, South Australia, TAS, Tasmanialast_img

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