The St Marys Pacing Club hosts only one meeting a year but it is one of the standout days on the Tasmania harness racing calendar.
Harness enthusiasts celebrate New Year’s Day at St Marys with the St Marys Pacing Cup the feature race on what is usually an eight-event program.
It boasts a carnival atmosphere with locals and tourists spending the day enjoying the racing as well as fare from the region.
Fashions on the Field attracts entries in many age groups and entrainment includes market-type stalls and a varied selection of cuisines that caters for all tastes.
The horses race on what is the only grass track in the southern hemisphere which makes for one of the most picturesque backdrops of any race meeting in the state.
A day at St Marys is a day to remember.
Access to St Marys is via the Tasman Highway (A3) that takes you along the East Coast through resort towns such as Swansea and Bicheno or alternatively the Esk Highway (A4) that is accessed from the Midlands Highway turn-off just north of Campbell Town (Conara Junction) that takes travelers through the picturesque Fingal Valley region on route to St Marys.