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Immediate End To Jumps Racings In Tasmania
The Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council announced it will "cease to program Jumps Racing in Tasmania effective immediately". TTRC chief executive Rohan Mitchell noted: "The costs associated with conducting jumps racing in Tasmania are significant & participation has been declining over the years to a point where we are dependant upon mainland involvement for horses, jockeys, trainers & infrastructure. The funding presently allocated for jumps racing will be re-focused to flat racing, where we are experiencing flourishing growth."