The Tasmanian Pacing Club (TPC) is one of the major Harness racing clubs in Tasmania, located in Hobart. The club prides ourselves on the passion we share for the harness industry and the way we conduct a family friendly club. The TPC continue to encourage their current harness racing owners, trainers and drivers and endeavour to provide pathways for future generations to not only engage with harness racing but to ensure its future is in safe hands.
The TPC is located within the tri-code racing complex located on Goodwood Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania. It is approximately a ten minute drive to Hobart, Tasmania’s beautiful capital city.
The location of the racecourse is very picturesque, with views across the River Derwent. Public riverside boardwalks and an arts precinct and very close by along with the now world famous MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).
This provides a great opportunity for harness racing enthusiasts visiting Tasmania to stay in the area and enjoy some of the wonderful attractions on offer off the track.
There are many benefits in becoming a member of the TPC and our membership package includes one member and one associate membership for an annual fee of $120.
Pensioners memberships are $90.
Members will become a priority guest of the club and receive regular updates and invites to TPC events and racing calendar features. Membership also allows you to play an important role in guiding the future of the club. You will receive regular newsletters and be kept informed about activities both on and off the track.
For membership enquiries please contact us:
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The TPC's sponsors are incredibly important to the club. The TPC strive to build mutually beneficial partnerships and can tailor sponsorship packages to align with most brands. The TPC welcome the opportunity to meet with any potential sponsor that would like to be promoted via harness racing and our club.
There are a number of opportunities for exposure including national exposure via Sky Channel’s national audience. The TPC would like to take this opportunity to thank our current sponsors for their continued support.
The TPC welcomes the opportunity to meet with potential sponsors/partners and in the first instance, a call to our Chief Executive John Devereux will ensure you receive an introduction to our club and facilities along with a VIP Race day experience so you can get a taste of what’s on offer.
Many opportunities are available to promote your organisation including:
For sponsorship enquiries please contact us:
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We also pride ourselves on connecting with and supporting other community-based activities and we currently sponsor the Stingas Junior Netball Development Programme.
The Tasmanian Pacing Club was formed in 1979 following the merger of the Southern Tasmanian Trotting Association and the Hobart Metropolitan Trotting Club. On Thursday 24 May 1979 the Inaugural Committee Meeting of the Tasmanian Pacing Club was held at the Royal Showgrounds.
Charlie Aiken, Peter Cooley, Don Cornish, Ken Donovan, Chris Hallam, Bill Lester, Ron Walsh, Charlie Williams and Dr Peter Pitt.
Much of the club’s long and distinguished history comes from this era, including the first Inter Dominion series held in Tasmania in 1981 which was won by Western Australian Champion San Simeon. In 2006 our club was relocated to our current tri-code facility located on Goodwood Road, Elwick, but racing commenced in 2005.
John Devereux has held the role of Chief Executive of the TPC for 16 years and prior to that was the President of our club for four years. He is extremely passionate about our club and the future of Harness racing in Tasmania. John is well supported by Office Manager Michelle Collis, who also works in our Race Day office at most race meetings. TPC governance is overseen by a Committee which boasts a wealth of experience at both local and national levels.
The TPC conduct approximately 32 race meetings each season. TPC race meetings are mostly Sunday Twilight with some Friday meetings throughout. All meetings are shown on Sky Channel and offer punters the opportunity to bet with either the TOTE or Bookmakers.
The public facilities and viewing from our outstanding complex offer guests everything required for a great night out at the track. The tiered section of the grandstand has tables of six with each table having access to its own individual television monitor. While the TPC encourage race goers to use these facilities at all of the race meetings, bookings may be necessary on some of our feature race meetings. The venue is warm and inviting during the winter months, and in summer there’s a balcony and outdoor viewing options and a huge expanse of lawn overlooking the magnificent Derwent River.
The TPC are very much a family friendly club and encourage this at every race meeting. Across recent years the TPC have worked hard to encourage a resurgence in the interest of pony trots, which today sees many aspiring young Tasmanian reins-people competing regularly at our track. The TPC see these participants as vitally important to the future of the club and the sport. The upcoming runs between 23 October – 19 March.
The TPC have a number of feature races across the calendar, many with a proud and long history. However, the major feature racing begins in December and runs through until early January. The Tasmania Cup has become an icon of Tasmanian Harness racing and is fiercely contested. There is always a festive feel at these race meetings at this time of the year, with supporting events and entertainment held to make for a fun-filled occasion for all the family.