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The 2018 Sky Racing Launceston Cup

Wednesday, 28th Feb


The 2018 Sky Racing Launceston Cup

Event Description

Sky Racing Launceston Cup 2018

The 2018 Sky Racing Launceston Cup Day is set to be bigger and better than ever! 

From General Admission offering trackside viewing, the Great Northern Beer Garden featuring live entertainment from the Doctors Rocksters to mini marquees and picnic car spaces, various dining options, outside food & beverage vans, the Examiner Fashions on the Field there’s something for everyone at the Sky Racing Launceston Cup on Wednesday 28 February 2018 !

There are also fantastic private corporate marquee options and the corporate marquee allowing your business to bring your brand to life and give your customers and guests a day out they’ll always remember.

Purchase your early bird ticket online at $30 or $25 concession or from Routley's of the Mall, Sue's of Invermay, Kings Meadows Pharmacy, Judy's Body Fashions, Autobarn Launceston & Moonah, selected UBET outlets and the Tasmanian Turf Club.

For full event information please visit the event information section.

Please contact us on 0363261070 or email for further information and bookings.

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, the place to be is the Sky Racing Centre Launceston Cup Day hosted by the Tasmanian Turf Club at the beautiful Sky Racing Centre ! 

Event Information

Feel your heart pumping while watching with eagerness to see which Thoroughbred will be triumphant in claiming the 2018 Sky Racing Launceston Cup on Wednesday 28th Febraury 2018. Have a memorable day from start to finish amongst the style fashion and vibrant buzzing atmosphere that is Sky Racing Launceston Cup Day.

Bring your own picnic hamper & champers and enjoy a prime position at the rear of the grandstand or home turn on your own private picnic car space.  Patrons may set up a gazeebo and are able to bring in food and beverages in by car only to their designated car space.  Members $385 Non Members $385 and Rear of the Grandstand Members $300 and Non Members $385.  Entry tickets additional and spaces are recommended for groups of up to 15 people.

For something a little more upmarket why not try a fully catered mini marquee not far from the action but with plenty of atmosphere !  located in the idyllic palms area Let us do all the work, no hassle of setting up or packing up or arranging food and beverages, simply turn up and have a great day !!!  Mini Marquee packages are ideal for groups up to 20.  Fixed cost $600 includes site fee, reserved open 3 x 3 mini marquee, 10 chairs, 1 table, designated bar area for drink purchases.  Order delicious platters for your guests designed to feed 12 people - Antipasto $75, Gourmet wraps, sandwiches & panninis assorted fillings $75, Hot Finger Food $85, and fine Tasmanian Cheese & Fruit $75

For a day of pure indulgence be wined and dined and entertained in the Corporate Marquee, located trackside on the home turn.  You will feel a part of the action and the thrill of horses thundering past the enclosure within touching distance.  You can expect a mouth watering three course luncheon including cold entree, hot carvery, cold meats, seafood platters and fine Tasmanian Cheese & Fruit platters.  Beverages for the duration including quality bottled wines, premium beers, basic spirits, soft drinks and juices.  A fantastic way to network your business and guaranteed to impress.  Tickets just $295pp.

If your after a beer, a bet, great food and live entertainment visit the Great Northern Beer Garden located on course in the palms area.  You can make yourself at home in the beer garden free of charge with free tables, chairs and umbrella's for your comfort.  Delicious food avaialble from the Sailor Food Truck serving freshly cooked seafood, try a Shred Burger from Shred Burgers & Shimmy Shakes or a delicious freshly cooked woodfired pizza and when your done and feel like something sweet take a look at Swirlies Icecreams and Waffles.  Beverage outlets & champagne tent, plus live entertainment from the Doctors Rocksters and a special guest appearance from Matt Garwood.

Enter the Examiner Fashions on the Field for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Hong Kong, five nights accommodation and $1000 spending money for the Women's Classic and a trip for 2 to Phuket, five nights accommodation and $1000 spending money for the Gents as well as great runner up prizes and prizes for Millinery, its free to enter, simply enter on the day by assembling at the Fashions on the Field Marquee located in front of the grandstand at 1.00pm sharp !

We have many exciting events happening around Launceston in the lead up to Sky Racing Launceston Cup day including:

Launceston Cup Barrier Draw & Millinery Parade - Friday night 23rd February 2018 at the Mercure Hotel Launceston commencing at 7pm.  Enjoy a drink on arrival, hot & cold finger food, Millinery Parade & Cup Barrier draw - THIS IS A FREE EVENT for everyone

Galloping Gourmet Tour - Saturday 24th February 2018, Let your taste buds travel and follow the trail from Longford along the Great Western Tiers to historic Deloraine then onto Sassafras and back to Elizabeth Town.  Enjoy a devonshire tea at Sticky Beaks Cafe, then a visit to the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre and Folk Museum then onto the famous Tasmanain Food & Wine Conservatory for a delicious lunch delivering fresh Tasmanian produce and wines then back on the bus home with a stop at Elizabeth Town to visit Ashgrove Cheese.  All this for just $65 per person !!!!  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Fashions for Fillies - Sunday 25th February 2018 - At the Sky Racing Centre, Colours Room, See a sneak preview of the latest Autumn Fashion and Race Wear, enjoy a three course luncheon whilst enjoying a fully choreographed fashion parade with MC Christopher Horne.  $70pp includes gate entry, reserved seating, bar service, betting facilities, three course luncheon, parade, and welome bubbles on arrival.  Prime seating overlooking the winning post to witness the running of the $150,000 Armidale Stud Needs Further Vamos Stakes and the $150,000 Brooklyn Park Tasmanian Oaks.

An Afteroon with Robyn Whishaw - A luncheon to celebrate women in racing.  Pop some champagne and gather your friends and join us for some Mercure Hospitality.  Dress to impress and prepare yourself for plenty of fun ! listen to guest speaker Robyn Whishaw a remarkable woman, horses have been a way of life for her.  Growing up on the family farm in the midlands she prepared her first yearling for the Tasmanian Yearling Sales when she was just 14. $49pp includes a delicious two course luncheon, guest speaker and the chance to win lucky door prizes.  Bookings through Mercure Hotel on 03 6331 2055 or email

Ritchies Racing Club Luncheon is being hosted at Henry's Launceston on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at midday.  Inudlge in a drink on arrival, a three course luncheon plus matching wines and Cheese & Dessert.  Limited Seats $125pp bookings online at or phone Henry's 63 347757.

Tuesday night get into the spirit of Sky Racing Launceston Cup day at the Launceston Cup Eve Mingle and Calcutta being held at Rusty Jacks Sports Bar @ the Riverview Hotel, Launceston.  This is a FREE EVENT and all welcome to attend.  Hot & Cold finger food will be provided and drinks are available to purchase at bar prices, smart casual dress.  For catering purposes please phone the Club for bookings no later than Monday 26th February 2018 on 03 63261070 or email

By entering the venue, you agree that you have accepted and understood as binding on you Tasracing’s Conditions of entry, available at Tasracing's Industry website.


Launceston comes alive for the 154th Sky Racing Launceston Cup on Wednesday 28th February 2018. 

If you have booked into one of the many beautiful hotels in Launceston or are a local and dont want to drive simply catch the FREE METRO BUS SERVICE.  Metro bus service will operate a free shuttle bus from City Sop E (St. John Street) at the following times:  10.30am, 10.45am, 11.00am, 11.15am, 11.30am, 11.45am, 12 noon, 12.15pm, 12.30pm, 12.45pm, 12.45pm, 1.00pm, 1.15pm, 1.30pm

and departing from 4pm until 9.00pm back to the city !!!  There is also plenty of taxi's available .

For Trip Advisor listings on accommodation and other things to do in this region, click the link below: TripAdvisor - Launceston

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