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Thoroughbred Racing in Tasmania

Tasmania’s thoroughbred racing scene has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent history. Night racing conducted during the summer months at Luxbet Racing Centre Laucneston has captured a wide international audience through its coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central which delivers Tasmanian racing live to France, Singapore, South Africa and our trans-Tasman neighbours in New Zealand.

The state’s two flagship events, the Luxbet Hobart and Launceston Cups, have grown in popularity with the locally bred Up Cups winning both Group 3 cups in the 2015-16 season which was a rags to riches story that captured the imagination of the Australian racing public.

Luxbet Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

Luxbet Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival 2017

Click here for more information on the 2017 Luxbet Hobart Cup - 05 February 2017

Click here for more information on the 2017 Luxbet Launceston Cup - 22 February 2017

Tasmanian Thoroughbred Race Tracks

Tasmania boasts three thoroughbred tracks of which two are turf (Hobart and Launceston) with Devonport boasting a sensational all-weather surface that has been embraced by industry and punters alike.

The Hobart and Launceston venues are tri-code, catering for gallops, harness and greyhounds while Devonport offers thoroughbred racing exclusively.

All three venues offer outstanding facilities with varied bar and dining options and all with easily accessible on-course parking.

Young Racing Tasmania

Young Racing Tasmania (YRT) is the official HQ for Young Members of the Tasmanian Racing Club (TRC) in Hobart and the Tasmanian Turf Club (TTC) in Launceston.

YRT is how you can stay up to date with the parties, social activities, VIP race day experiences, race horse ownership opportunities and of course, the TRC and TTC’s soon to be famous Young Members’ Enclosures on Hobart and Launceston Cup Days.

YRT Ambassador Holly Mason will show you that if you’re not a TRC or TTC Young Member, the party is probably happening without you!

To become a member:

Northern Tasmania – contact the TTC at

Southern Tasmania – contact the TRC at

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