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Devonport Synthetic Track Hailed A Success

Devonport Synthetic Track Hailed A Success

31 Aug, 2011

In an area well known for its heavy rainfall and often bitter weather conditions it seems remarkable that Tasmania has survived so long without an all weather racing surface.

That has always been the case though with the local racing community forced to survive on the very best in track management and plenty of luck …

Tasmanian Jockey Club Takes Offence To MP’s Drug Accusations

Tasmanian Jockey Club Takes Offence To MP’s Drug Accusations

29 Jun, 2011

Tasmanian Jockeys’ Association (TJA) secretary, Kevin Ring, has been angered by comments made by members of Parliament in regards to the use of drugs by the state’s jockeys.

The comments were made by Greens MP, Paul O’Halloran, who claimed a large amount of jockeys in Tasmania were using drugs to keep their weight down.

Mr …