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Southern Tasmania

Hobart is the Tasmania’s capital city with a population of around 225,000. it is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, having been established in 1804 as a penal colony.

Racing in Tasmania

Hobart is Tasmania’s most densely populated city and is nestled amongst the foothills of the beautiful Mt Wellington, offering a magical backdrop to a city steeped in heritage.

Places of Interest

The Port Arthur penal settlement ruins on the picturesque Tasman Peninsula remain one of Australia’s most visited tourist attractions and all just a 90-minute drive from the centre of Hobart.

Southern Tasmania Racing

Hobart is the home of MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Established in 2011, the privately owned museum has rapidly become one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Australia. It is located within the Moorilla Winery on the Berriedale Peninsula and is close to one of the state’s two tri-code racing complexes - Luxbet Park Hobart.

Racing in Southern Tasmania

Thoroughbred racing was first established in Hobart in 1874 as a result of a meeting of 17 of Hobart’s most influential businessmen who gathered at the Rock Hotel in the city centre to establish what would become the Southern Tasmania Turf Club.

The track located at Elwick has undergone many changes over the years but today it features two grass racks for thoroughbreds, a 960-metre harness track and inside the perimeters of that circuit, a U-bend greyhound track that plays host to the Hobart Thousand which is the oldest surviving classic on the Australian greyhound racing calendar.

The southern region also boasts a country harness venue at New Norfolk situated at Kensington Park in the Derwent Valley. The New Norfolk Pacing Club hosts its main meeting on Australia Day where participants vie for the privilege of winning the time honoured New Norfolk Cup.

Major Club Events

  • 2017 Luxbet Hobart Cup Thoroughbred Racing
    February 05 Sun

    2017 Luxbet Hobart Cup Thoroughbred Racing

    Sunday, 05 February 2017
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  • Friday Night Hobart Harness Racing
    January 20 Fri

    Friday Night Hobart Harness Racing

    Friday, 20 January 2017
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  • Friday Night New Norfolk Harness Racing
    March 24 Fri

    Friday Night New Norfolk Harness Racing

    Friday, 24 March 2017
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  • Hobart Guineas Thoroughbred Racing
    January 22 Sun

    Hobart Guineas Thoroughbred Racing

    Sunday, 22 January 2017
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  • New Years Day Hobart Harness Racing
    January 01 Sun

    New Years Day Hobart Harness Racing

    Sunday, 01 January 2017
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  • Sunday Afternoon Light Harness Tasmanian Pacing Cup Hobart Harness Racing
    December 18 Sun

    Sunday Afternoon Light Harness Tasmanian Pacing Cup Hobart Harness Racing

    Sunday, 18 December 2016
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  • Sunday Twilight Hobart Harness Pacing Cup
    January 08 Sun

    Sunday Twilight Hobart Harness Pacing Cup

    Sunday, 08 January 2017
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  • Sweepstakes Final Hobart Harness Racing
    May 21 Sun

    Sweepstakes Final Hobart Harness Racing

    Sunday, 21 May 2017
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  • Tasmanian Derby Hobart Harness Racing
    April 02 Sun

    Tasmanian Derby Hobart Harness Racing

    Sunday, 02 April 2017
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  • Tasmanian Guineas Hobart Thoroughbred Racing
    January 06 Fri

    Tasmanian Guineas Hobart Thoroughbred Racing

    Friday, 06 January 2017
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  • Tasmanian Oaks Day Hobart Harness Racing
    March 19 Sun

    Tasmanian Oaks Day Hobart Harness Racing

    Sunday, 19 March 2017
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  • Tasmanian Schweppes Derby Hobart Thoroughbred Racing
    February 03 Fri

    Tasmanian Schweppes Derby Hobart Thoroughbred Racing

    Friday, 03 February 2017
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  • The 2018 Hobart Guineas Thoroughbred Racing
    January 28 Sun

    The 2018 Hobart Guineas Thoroughbred Racing

    Sunday, 28 January 2018
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  • The 2018 Luxbet Hobart Cup
    February 11 Sun

    The 2018 Luxbet Hobart Cup

    Sunday, 11 February 2018
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  • The 2018 Schweppes Derby Day
    February 09 Fri

    The 2018 Schweppes Derby Day

    Friday, 09 February 2018
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  • The 2018 Tasmanian Guineas Thoroughbred Racing
    January 12 Fri

    The 2018 Tasmanian Guineas Thoroughbred Racing

    Friday, 12 January 2018
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  • The Luxbet Hobart Thousand Greyhound Racing
    December 22 Thu

    The Luxbet Hobart Thousand Greyhound Racing

    Thursday, 22 December 2016
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  • The Luxbet Maiden Thousand Hobart Greyhound Racing
    January 26 Thu

    The Luxbet Maiden Thousand Hobart Greyhound Racing

    Thursday, 26 January 2017
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  • TRC's Canteen Race Day
    May 07 Sun

    TRC's Canteen Race Day

    Sunday, 07 May 2017
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