6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia

Phone: 62 144 261

hobartgreyhounds@hotmail.com

Club Information

The Hobart Greyhound Racing Club

The Hobart Greyhound Racing Club (HGRC) is located at Luxbet Park, a tri-code racing facility in Glenorchy, approximately 10 kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. Our administration offices are located on the second level of the grandstand complex.

Hobart Greyhound Racing

We race every Thursday night and invite members and guests to our club facilities which we are proud to say are comparable with any leading racing complex in Australia.

The HGRC is very proud to be home to Tasmania’s only Group One greyhound race – The Hobart Thousand. This time honoured, prestigious event was first run in 1939 and is still a major race on the National racing calendar, consistently attracting the best greyhounds from around the country, along with big crowds, ‘The Thousand’ holds a special place in the hearts and history of the national greyhound racing community and is the longest running Classic event on the Australian greyhound racing calendar.

History

Hobart Greyhound Racing History

The Hobart Greyhound Racing Club is proud of its long history, with Greyhound racing commencing in Hobart at the T.C.A. ground on January 30, 1935. The club was formed under the guidance of Mr M A Morgan, widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of greyhound racing in Tasmania, and one of the greatest administrators the sport has seen.

The Luxbet Hobart Thousand

Morgan in his great desire to establish Hobart as the leading track in Australia saw the Hobart Cup as a way to achieve this by advertising the race with an Australian record 500 pound prize. In 1946 it became the Hobart Thousand and was run for a first prize of what Morgan had always wanted - 1000 pounds.

Committee

  • Chairman:Denise Fysh
  • Deputy Chairman: Katrina Gregory
  • Public Officer: Stephen Lockley
  • Treasurer: Gaylene Townsend
  • John Cameron
  • Dave Polley
  • Track Curator: Wayne Blackwell (Tasracing)

Memberships

Become a Member

The HGRC offers three levels of membership starting at just $30. Silver and Gold Membership offer reduced entry cost, 5% discount on food and beverage and merchandise and a complimentary invitation to the Hobart Thousand/Hall of Fame dinner.

HGRC Members Bonuses!

From this season the following bonuses are available to all HGRC Members

Maiden Thousand Bonus*

$1,000 member bonus for the winner comprising $500 cash and a $500 shopping voucher.

$500 member bonus for second place comprising $250 cash and $250 shopping voucher.

$250 member bonus for third place comprising $125 cash and $125 shopping voucher.

*To be eligible for the Maiden Thousand bonuses participants must be a financial member of the Hobart Greyhound Racing Club for at least one month prior to the race.

Getting there

The Track

The Hobart Greyhound Racing Club is located at Luxbet Park, a tri code facility in Glenorchy, which is located approximately 10 kilometres from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. Our administration offices are located on the second level of the grandstand complex.

Facilities

The public facilities and viewing from our outstanding complex offers guests everything needed for a great night of racing. The tiered section of the grandstand has tables seating six, with each table having access to their own individual television monitor. Our ‘Dishlickers’ restaurant offers a superb variety of meals as well as a large selection of snacks, along with full bar facilities. Sky Channel and TOTE operates on all race meetings, while video replays run continuously and replays on DVD of all races are available on request.

Hobart Greyhound Racing HGRC

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For sponsorship enquiries please contact us:

Email: hobartgreyhounds@hotmail.com or Phone 62 144 261

Contact us

6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia
Phone: 62 144 261 hobartgreyhounds@hotmail.com

6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia

Phone: 62 144 261

hobartgreyhounds@hotmail.com

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