King Island, TAS, Australia

Telephone: 0428 635 644

kingislandracingclub@gmail.com

Club Information

King Island Races - where the surf meets the turf!

Welcome to the King Island Racing Club

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.

History

King Island Race Club Facilities

The King Island Race Course is a 1600m turf track located on the North Road just on the outskirts of Currie.

The Race Club boasts full TAB and Sky Channel facilities, a bookmaker, race broadcaster, two licensed bars and kiosks for light refreshments.

The grassed hill provides ample space for picnics, and the tiered seating in front of the finish line allows for an excellent view of all races.

The Race Club provides a marquee and rooms for social gatherings for the sponsors.

Memberships 2016/17 are available from Chris Conn at the Secretary's Office down at the Saddling Enclosure on the first three race meetings.

Membership dollars support the local racing industry and will get you into all race meetings free of charge.

If you require more information please  email.

Memberships

For more information contact the club on kingislandracingclub@gmail.com.

Getting there

Get Trackside - King Island Races

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:
www.kingisland.org.au

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

James Boags

Sponsorship Opportunities - King Island Race Club

Sponsorship Opportunities 2016/17
The King Island Racing Club provides businesses with the opportunity to raise their profile to the community and visitors through sponsorship on any of the seven TAB race meetings held each season.

The Club offers a variety of packages for sponsors and maximum exposure through signage, race books, official websites and some Tasmanian daily newspapers.


Available Packages 2016/17


A. FULL FEATURE DAY SPONSOR
A full feature day is a day allocated to a consortium of sponsors that each contributes $1650 including a trophy per race. The Full Feature Day consortium will receive:

 

  • Naming rights to each race.
  • Half page advertisement (individual sponsors) in race book on feature day.
  • Banner display for each sponsor on feature day.
  • Voice over on feature day.
  • Trophy provided and presented on the day by the sponsors nominated representative.
  • National coverage in press and official racing websites.
  • Framed photos of the winners of each race.
  • Full season membership for two.
  • Rugs provided and embroidered with the sponsors details for race winners.

In addition to the above, the principle of the consortium will also receive naming rights of the day and the ability to host visitors in a marquee at their own expense (marquee provided). The KIRC will provide twenty free admission tickets to the consortium principle.



B. MAJOR RACE SPONSOR
A major race sponsor will be expected to contribute an amount of $3,300 including a trophy. Each major race sponsor will receive:

  • Naming rights to the major race.
  • Full page advertisement in the race book on major race day.
  • Quarter page advertisement on all other race days.
  • Banner display on race day.
  • Voice over on race day.
  • Trophy provided and presented on the day by the sponsors nominated representative.
  • National coverage in press and official racing websites.
  • Framed photo of race winner..
  • Full season membership for two.
  • Rugs provided and embroidered with the sponsor details for race winner.

There are currently two major races during each carnival, the Pacing and Galloping Cups. However, it is recognised that the Pacing Championship, Sprint Cup and the Bracelet are major race opportunities.



C. SINGLE RACE SPONSOR
A single race sponsor will be expected to contribute $1,650 including a trophy. Each single race sponsor will receive:

  • Naming rights to the individual race.
  • Half page advertisement (individual sponsors) in race book on feature day.
  • Banner display on race day.
  • Voice over on race day.
  • Trophy provided and presented on the day by the sponsors nominated representative.
  • National coverage in press and official racing websites.
  • Framed photo of race winner.
  • Entry and race books for two.



D. MINOR RACE SPONSOR (subject to availability)
A minor race sponsor will be expected to contribute $550. Each minor race sponsor will receive:

  • Advertisement in race book on feature day.
  • National coverage in press and official racing websites (if race naming rights issued by KIRC).

Contact us

King Island, TAS, Australia
Telephone: 0428 635 644 kingislandracingclub@gmail.com

King Island, TAS, Australia

Telephone: 0428 635 644

kingislandracingclub@gmail.com

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