One of Tasmania's leading metropolitan race clubs, the TRC conducts 21 race meetings each year at the picturesque Ladbrokes Park Elwick racecourse.
Race meetings are conducted year-round, with the exception of a winter break during August. Highlights on the racing calendar include the running of the Ladbrokes Hobart Cup Carnival in the summer months of January and February. The summer carnival attracts wide public, media and racing industry attention.
The Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival held in January and February showcases the cream of racing champions from Tasmania and across Australia. The carnival has become an iconic event on the social calendar for Hobart and includes the Tasmanian Guineas Day, Hobart Guineas Day, Schweppes Tasmanian Derby Day, Bow Mistress Stakes Day and the grand final event - Ladbrokes Hobart Cup Day.
Is your sporting club, society or group looking for a new way to raise funds? Speak to us about partnering for a race day - not only will your members and their friends and family have a great day out, there are added ways to raise funds on course throughout the day!
Prices vary on our premium race days eg Hobart Cup race day. For further information see individual club event details.
The race which has become today's Hobart Cup was first held on 11 February 1875. Although it was not a bank holiday, most businesses closed their doors for the afternoon.
The Cup was a sweepstakes, in a format that is still used in some major races around the world, including the English Derby.
The race was over six miles and was won by four-your old mare Ella, owned by P. Lewis and ridden by W. Rawlings.
Pictured on the right, the Hobart Cup race 1904.