The Tasmanian Government has received an interim report that relates to allegations of team driving, race fixing and animal welfare concerns in the Tasmanian harness racing industry and the management of those issues by the Office of Racing Integrity.
The Government appointed integrity expert Ray Murrihy to conduct the review into certain allegations made in March this year.
The racing integrity framework, equine management in the industry, and associated issues of industry competitiveness are covered in the interim report.
Mr Murrihy's interim report is supportive of the Monteith recommendations and the Tasmanian Government's response to implement them through legislative reform with the Racing Regulation and Integrity Bill 2023, which is open for public comment until 6 October 2023.
A final report covering all terms of reference is expected to be delivered later this year.
The interim report is available on the Independent racing investigation webpage.