King Island, TAS, Australia
Telephone: 0428 635 644
Country racing always has a story to tell, but none like King Islands.
Situated in the middle of the Western Entrance to Bass Strait, the King Island Racing Club Inc should logistically not have survived it's 123 years of racing.
In 1892 the winner's cheque was paid in wallaby skins, a form of currency in those days. These days, they fly in the stewards, jockeys and bookmakers.
Every September, as the sun unfolds over Bass Strait, it is not just the dairy farmers that are out and about, 80 odd horses are in work, preparing for the summer racing carnival.
Rather uniquely, King Island's race programs are dual code; a mix of gallopers and pacers which both race on the one mile grass track. A number of clubs throughout the world could lay claim to staging dual meets, but it is unlikely many of them would have them both running on grass.
The main thrust of King Island racing is having fun. Always has been, always will be. Our race club would not have survived the past century if racegoers didn't have one helluva good time!
Fly-In one day is the last race day on our calendar, why not come, see what all the fuss is about.
Harness and Thoroughbred race meeting
How to Get You and Your Friends Track side:
Airlines flying to King Island
Rex Airlines - flying out of Tullarmarine
King Island Airlines - flying out of Moorabbin
Vortex Airlines - flying out of Moorabbin
Sharp Airlines - flying out of Burnie/LauncestonTasmania and Essendon Victoria
King Island Tourism:
Do you need more information about the facilities on King Island?
Accommodation - Tours - Restaurants
Download the King Island Tourism Inc - Quick Guide
Get organised Now! Special events for all visitors...
Special Accommodation Packages
for all race days available from King Island Holiday Village
FLY-IN FAMILY DAY 2016 - Saturday January 23 2016 ...more information