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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

  • Christmas at the Races - Hobart Thoroughbred Racing
    December 15 Fri

    Christmas at the Races - Hobart Thoroughbred Racing

    Friday, 15 December 2017
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  • The 2018 Hobart Guineas Family Day
    January 28 Sun

    The 2018 Hobart Guineas Family Day

    Sunday, 28 January 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 Sky Racing Hobart Cup
    February 11 Sun

    The 2018 Sky Racing Hobart Cup

    Sunday, 11 February 2018
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  • The 2018 Tasmanian Guineas Ladies Day
    January 12 Fri

    The 2018 Tasmanian Guineas Ladies Day

    Friday, 12 January 2018
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  • Triple M Tasmania Cup
    December 22 Fri

    Triple M Tasmania Cup

    Friday, 22 December 2017
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