6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia

Phone: 03 62729492

info@trchobart.com.au

Club Information

2018 Sky Racing Hobart Cup 

On Sunday 11 February 2018, the place to be will be Sky Racing Hobart Cup Day hosted by the TRC at the beautiful Elwick Racecourse Hobart!

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Order a picnic basket and lunch on The Lawn - book tickets to the Sterling Corporate Marquee or our Official Luncheon!

The Tasmanian Racing Club (TRC)

One of Tasmania's leading metropolitan race clubs, the TRC conducts 21 race meetings each year at the picturesque Luxbet Park Hobart 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 Luxbet Hobart Cup Carnival in the summer months of January and February. The summer carnival attracts wide public, media and racing industry attention.

Race Day Admission*

  • General Admission: $8
  • Concession: $3
  • Children under 16 years of age: Free!

*Prices vary on our premium race days eg summer carnival race days. For further information see individual club event details.

Premium Race Days

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 - Sky Racing Hobart Cup Day. 

History

Establishment

The Tasmanian Racing Club (TRC) was formed on 29 June, 1874 at the Rock Hotel 71 Elizabeth St, Hobart. Sir James Wilson was elected chair and it was moved “that it be desirable to form a club in Hobart Town to be called the Southern Tasmanian Turf Club”. The motion was carried, however the name was only to survive until the next week. His Excellency the Governor (Sir Charles du Cane) was requested to become patron, with Sir James Wilson his deputy.

The Racecourse

So there was an organisation and that was all! No racecourse, no bank account, no float. Conducting race meetings in Tasmania had always been a risky business because of the small population. The committee met no less than six times in August 1874, nearly all of those meetings being given over to the question of the location of the course. There was no room for faint hearts. With determination and single-mindedness on the part of the committee, the minutes record that, at a meeting on 24 August, and still with no racecourse, “a two-day schedule was approved accounting £925” for the Summer Meeting. It took the committee a while to find Elwick. The old course at New Town was first inspected, and found to be quite impractical. Then there were other possible options considered before Elwick was eventually seen as a viable option for a racecourse.

The first Cup

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.

Present Committee:

  • Chairman: Andrew Scanlon
  • Vice Chariman: Kimbra Boyer
  • Treasurer: Tony Field
  • Andrew Eaton
  • Cam Sorell
  • Martin Wallace
  • Ross Burridge

Patron:

  • Her Excellency the Governor – Kate Warner

Memberships

TRC Membership Privileges 

Become a member of the TRC and enjoy the excellent facilities at Luxbet Park Hobart, one of Australia’s most picturesque racecourses.

The Tasmanian Racing Club hosts 21 race meetings per year, including the Luxbet Hobart Cup.

TRC members enjoy dining in the elevated luxury of the Terrace View Restaurant, overlooking the course and winning post.

On race days, members can enjoy a delicious luncheon, fine wines and great service. Each table has a television monitor showing SKY Channel and TOTE odds and there are TOTE facilities and a Bookmaker in the Members’ Enclosure. Members can bring along family or friends to the club’s race meetings by purchasing a day or additional annual guest badges.

Show your TRC Membership Card and save off track:

  • 50% off pizzas at Cargo Bar Pizza Lounge
  • 50% off full size burgers at Jack Greene
  • $3 selected 10oz beer, house wines and house spirits at the Telegraph Hotel until 9PM
  • $3 selected 10oz beer, house wines and house spirits at the Observatory until midnight
  • Free Harrison & Miller tie & matching pocket square valued at $69.95 with every suit purchase at Les Lees
  • More offers and benefits to members released throughout the year

Membership is open to all people over the age of 18, in accordance with the rules of the club. All members have the right to nominate friends and relatives for membership of the club. Club members are entitled to exercise voting rights in elections for Committee of the Club and on matters pertaining to Annual and General Meetings of members.

Membership of the Tasmanian Racing Club entitles a member to one membership badge and one guest badge annually.

For more information please contact us:

Phone: 03 62729492 Postal Address: PO Box 45, GLENORCHY Tasmania 7010 Email: info@trchobart.com.au

Getting there

Hobart and surrounds

Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery, culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with modern lifestyle in a settling of exceptional beauty. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world.

Take a walk along Hobart’s iconic waterfront then take a ferry or bus up the river to MONA (Hobart's iconic Museum of old and new art) for an out-of-this-world modern art experience just minutes from the track.

It’s easy to fall for the many charms of this quietly buzzing city that hits fever pitch during major social events including the Dark MOFO Winterfest, and the Taste of Tasmania Summer Festival.

Luxbet Park Hobart

The home of the TRC - Luxbet Park Hobart, is situated in the northern suburbs of Hobart and is only a short ten minute drive from the centre of Hobart. Hire a car, catch a cab or look up the Metro bus service website for timetables.

Sponsorship

TRC 100 CLUB

The TRC 100 Club is a fantastic opportunity for individuals or businesses to get involved as a sponsors of the club.

A strictly limited 100 sponsorship packages are available for $500 + GST for each package.

The club conducts a special annual draw of the 100 participants, whereby each participating sponsor is guaranteed a minimum prize of a race day promotional package, incorporating promotion of the sponsor or their business.

The first prize winner of the 100 Club draw receives sponsorship naming rights to the TRC for one year. This package is valued at $50,000, representing exceptional value for the lucky winner's $500 investment*!

*Not available to any company or brand that is a competitor of any of TRC or Tasracing's existing sponsors. 

For other sponsorship opportunities please contact us:

Phone: 03 62729492 Postal Address: PO Box 45, GLENORCHY Tasmania 7010 Email: info@trchobart.com.au

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6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia
Phone: 03 62729492 info@trchobart.com.au

6 Goodwood Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia

Phone: 03 62729492

info@trchobart.com.au

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