King Island Racing Club


King Island, TAS, Australia

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Telephone: 0428 635 644

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.

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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:

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

Contact us

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Sponsorship Opportunities - King Island Race Club

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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.

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