The Tasmanian racing industry is a laughing stock.
But no-one considers the situation a joke.
And it's about time Tasracing and the state government provided stakeholders and taxpayers with some genuine answers as to why Tasmanian courses are on par with goat tracks despite millions of dollars of investment.
Owners, trainers, jockey's and racing clubs deserve better.
And Racing Minister Jane Howlett and Tasracing administrators can no longer hide.
Enough is enough.
Yesterday's last-minute $100,000 Tasmanian Guineas postponement - one of the biggest days on the racing calendar - follows a series of embarrassing bungles.
It was to be the first meeting at Elwick Racecourse, a track the state government spent $12.5 million upgrading 11 months ago, in a month after several meetings were moved elsewhere and follows the cancellation of meetings at Mowbray in March and November.
An independent investigation into the repeated failings is in order.
Tasmania's racing industry reputation is at stake when we can't provide safe tracks.
Industry stakeholders say they have doubts over whether or not the Tasmanian Derby and Hobart Cup will go ahead in February.
So who is going to foot the bill and fix the "upgrades" so faith can be restored in the industry?
Getting thoroughbreds ready to race is a costly exercise for trainers and owners, and jockey's can't earn a quid if races aren't run.
The track conundrums come after the Tasmanian industry was the only one shut down at the height of the pandemic - creating financial pressure on all involved.
It's fair to say the state government and Tasracing are not popular at the moment and perhaps Labor is right in saying a ministerial position for Ms Howlett is too much for her to handle.
Let's hope the Longford Cup doesn't encounter similar troubles on New Year's Day, surely an inspection the day before the meeting isn't too much to ask?