The St Mary's Pacing Club (StMPC) on Tasmania's East Coast hosts only one meeting a year and usually held on New Years Day (1 January).
The St Marys racecourse is a grass track one of only two for harness race meetings in Tasmania.
The tight track can cater for only five horses on the front row but the action gives racegoers a feeling that they could almost touch the horses as they skim the outside fence when making their moves in the back stretch and home straight.
The feature race that locals vie for is the $140,000 St Marys Pacing Cup.
The St Marys Racing Club first programmed a trotting race in 1889.
In 1918 the St Marys Trotting Club staged its first meeting after taking over from the racing club.
The first St Marys Trotting Cup was held in 1926. The track is the only grass harness racing track in Tasmania with a circumference of 1306 metres.