Tasmania's biggest owner Paul Geard understands that everyone involved in racing has been frustrated by the industry shutdown, now into its seventh week.
However he says that is no excuse for some of the comments directed at the government and health officials which he believes may have been counterproductive.
"It's been unfortunate that there has been so much nastiness towards people who have been trying to help out," Geard said.
"I feel so sorry for the Racing Minister Jane Howlett - she has copped such a shellacking.
"She told me the other day it's been disgusting some of the language and things that have been said to her.
"There's no need for it - and it hasn't done any good.
"I think the powers-that-be have probably got their backs up so I don't think it's helped one bit."
Geard said that he believed Howlett and Tasracing chief executive Paul Eriksson had both done "the best they can."
"They've been trying to work for the racing industry but are up against the Health Department,' he said.
"Unfortunately there's a couple of politicians, Cassie O'Connor and Rosalie Woodruff, who have been dead against us - I don't think they want us to race (at all).
"But at least we now have some light at the end of the tunnel and, hopefully, we can get going again in a month."
It's been unfortunate that there has been so much nastiness towards people who have been trying to help outLeading owner Paul Geard
44 IN WORK AND READY TO GO
Paul Geard has kept more than 40 horses in work throughout the shutdown and expects most to be ready to race by the June 13 resumption or soon after.
"I've got 34 in work at Brighton and 10 at Spreyton," he said.
"I've got a good labour force and I've tried to keep the horses in work to keep the staff going.
"We've been bringing the horses in and out so they don't go stale and I'd think in five weeks time most won't be far away from racing."
Six of his Spreyton-based horses are due to run in the opening set of trials at Longford on Tuesday and "quite a few" from his Brighton team will trial at Elwick on Friday.
"I know several other stables have a good number of horses ready to go so I don't think getting fields will be any problem when we resume racing," Geard said.
"I'm certainly looking forward to it - I can assure you of that."
SEVEN TRIALS TO KICK-START RACING
Nine trainers, including four from the North West Coast, will take advantage of the resumption of trials at Longford on Tuesday.
Seven trials have been programmed, each restricted to no more than four runners in keeping with the new guidelines.
The first is at 9.45 am and the last at noon.
Entry to the track is severely restricted, with no media or photographers allowed.
However video replays will be available on the Tasracing web site shortly after each trial.
Harness trials will resume in Hobart on Wednesday afternoon with 18 southern-trained horses entered.
The first of four trials is at 4.30pm and the last at 6pm.
Four two-year-olds are engaged including the highly-rated last-start Mowbray winner Resurgent Rebel.
Northern harness trainers will get their first chance to trial their horses at Mowbray on Saturday morning.
1- 9.45 MDN, 700m: Bogan Bill, Costero, Tough Harry, Sh'bourne Rengade.
2- 10.05 MDN, 700m: Look To The Future, Young Cranach, Sh'bourne Brandy.
3- 10.30 CL1, 700m: Sheorta, I'm A Floozy, Itsa.
4- 11.00 CL2, 700m: : Gee Gee Acehigh, Kombacy, Oh So Needy, Subtle Cross.
5- 11.20 3&4YO, 700m: Needs More Love, Boom Dot Com, Midnight Escapade, Firande.
6- 11.40 OPEN, 700m: Gee Gee Pengala, Gee Gee Pureblonde, Gee Gees Cricket, Voices.
7- 12.00 MDN, 700m: Bona Dea Tapit, She's Raunchy, Calingo, Gee Gee Devonboy.