Tasracing was established under legislation introduced into State Parliament in November 2008.
After a business as usual approach for the first six months, on 1 July 2009 Tasracing Pty Ltd, trading as Tasracing, became a state-owned company in its own right. It operates under a constitution and must abide by Corporations Law.
The company has two members, the Treasurer and the Minister for Racing, who hold the shares in the company in trust for the people of Tasmania.
Tasracing is funded by government appropriations worth $27 million a year over a 20-year period, indexed over the life of the deed.
Importantly, the funding arrangement provides the industry with a base to move forward, and a surety of funding it has never before enjoyed.