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TattsBet to cover Hobart race meeting on Melbourne Cup Day

30 / 10 / 2014 Article by: Damian Kawa

Punters throughout the TattsBet network will be able to wager on the Tasmanian Melbourne Cup Day meeting to be conducted at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on 4 November 2014.

While the meeting will not have Sky Channel coverage, Tasracing and TattsBet worked collaboratively to ensure the meeting would generate exposure to local and interstate audiences.

“We knew from the outset that the meeting would be a non-Sky Channel meeting,” Tasracing chief executive officer Eliot Forbes said.

“The action by TattsBet to provide coverage in outlets and on Radio TAB in Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory is the best outcome and very welcome.”

Tasmanian general manager for Tattsbet, Michael Edwards, said as a partner of Tasracing, TattsBet was very happy to assist in promoting Tasmanian racing on Australia’s biggest race day.

“Our decision is indicative of TattsBet’s commitment to the state, both in terms of its commercial operations and support of the Tasmanian racing industry as a whole,” he said.

The Tasmanian Racing Club meeting at Hobart will have a seven-race program with the first race at 11.05am.

The Melbourne Cup, scheduled for 3pm, will be broadcast live throughout the complex.