Tasmanian greyhound racing has always been an integral part of the state’s racing fabric with the Hobart Thousand the longest running classic event on the Australian greyhound-racing calendar.
The Hobart Thousand was the brainchild of M.A. (Arthur) Morgan, widely regarded both in Tasmania and interstate as one of the founding fathers of greyhound racing in Tasmania and one of the greatest administrators the sport has seen. The state has produced many stars to have made their mark interstate and overseas and many hold a place on the Hobart Thousand honour roll.
Tasmania boasts three greyhound racing tracks – Hobart, Launceston and Devonport with Luxbet Park Hobart and the Devonport Showground boasting U-bend tracks while Launceston offers a circular circuit.
All three race tracks offer pleasant facilities, easy parking areas and multiple restaurant and bar options.