Jellico St, Mowbray TAS 7248, Australia

03 63261070

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Club Information

Club Location - The Luxbet Racing Centre Launceston

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The Tasmanian Turf Club is located at the Luxbet Racing Centre, approximately three kilometres from the heart of Launceston City in Jellico Street, Mowbray. The club and venue are home to one of Tasmania’s most prestigious horse races - the Luxbet Launceston Cup. The Tasmanian Turf Club take great pride in offering customers the very best racing and hospitality experiences with dining options set against prime trackside and city views bringing together the best of all that is uniquely Tasmanian.

Each year from October to March, the club also hosts Wednesday night racing - a truly unique night out with friends!

If your looking for a venu to host a function you cant go past the Luxbet Racing Centre.  We have two function rooms available "Colours" located on Level 1 which seats 80 for sit down and up to 120 cocktail style or for larger functions the "members reserve" located on Level 2 seats up to 300 people.  Our catering company Premium Events can assist in putting your function together, whether it is a wedding, conference, christmas party, trade show, birthday party or leavers school function, we are there to help from start to finish to ensure your function runs smoothly.  We have a great range of menus to suit every occassion and can also cater off site.  For catering/function enquires please contact Michael Burt 0477 440 203 or email michael@turfclubtas.com

Admission to a race night or day*:

  • General Admission: $7
  • Pensioners: $4

*Prices vary over the Luxbet Launceston Cup & Carnival and the Cressy Chaff Cutters Jim Osborne Longford Cup.

2018 Luxbet Launceston Cup 

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, the place to be will be Luxbet Launceston Cup Day hosted by the TTC at the beautiful Luxbet Racing Centre Launceston!

Tickets will be available soon! 

History

Establishment

The Tasmanian Turf Club was established in 1826 and has a enjoyed rich and vibrant history of thoroughbred horse racing. There are gaps in the history of the original Tasmanian Turf Club, formed in Ross in 1826 but it is agreed that the club’s real establishment dates from 1871. Since then racing has been conducted by the Tasmanian Turf Club continuously.

Early racing

Although the Launceston Cup dates back to 1865, it is obvious racing prior to 1871 was conducted by groups of racing enthusiasts. Racing historians are of the opinion the organisers of the earliest race meetings in this state were officers of the military fraternity located in Launceston.

The first race meetings in Launceston were held on Elphin Road, on a straight course. The prize-money was substantial, up to 50 sovereigns, plus sweepstakes for each race. The Launceston Advertiser reported an attendance of 3,000 persons – “high and low, rich and poor all huddled together, but no pick-pockets”.

Formation

The Tasmanian Turf Club was formed at a meeting held in the International Hotel, Launceston, where the National Australia Ltd Bank was located. In 1871 a committee was elected. The committee met a few days later and racing rules were adopted along with a programme for the 1871 three day Cup Carnival, with 705 pounds allocated as prize money for fourteen races.

At the meeting Mr H.E. Lette MHA presided over a representative attendance of 90 gentlemen. A committee of seven was elected including Mr William Field, W Dodery, H Gamble, F Coker, WH Mence, N Hartnoll and W Atkinson. During 1913-14 the committee undertook their most important project - erection of a grandstand (much of which remains today) replacing a much smaller building erected in 1876. A tender by Messrs Hinman, Wright and Manser of 8,500 pounds was accepted. The stand opened in 1914, the complete cost being 10,268 pounds.

Amalgamation

In 1978/79 the Newnham and Longford Racing clubs were amalgamated to form the current Tasmanian Turf Club.

Current board

  • Chairman: Mr Brian Walker
  • Deputy Chairman: Mr Bruno Calabro
  • Honorary Treasurer: John Matthews

Committee

  • Mr Gary Rayner
  • Mr Jim Wimmer
  • Miss Sue Rees
  • Mrs Alison Archer
  • Mr Christopher Horne
  • Mr Jeff Chugg
  • Chief Executive: Mr Peter Scott

Office Staff

  • Administration Officer: Kathy Hill
  • Accounts: Felicity Oakenfull

Memberships

TTC Membership Privileges

Launceston Racing

As a member of The Tasmanian Turf Club you will enjoy an annual calendar of excellent racing, networking opportunities.  Membership prices for 2017/2018 season commencing in August are $175.00 (full membership) or $120 (pensioners and holders of health care cards) $1750 (Member for Life) and includes the following benefits:

Members badge and guest badge, Admission to all thoroughbred race meetings in Tasmania at Luxbet Racing Centre, Luxbet Park Hobart and Luxbet All Weather in Devonport, Admission to the Members Reserve at all Clubs, Entry to the Luxbet Launceston Cup, Luxbet Hobart Cup and Luxbet Devonport Cup, Admission to the Cressy Chaff Cutters Longford Cup, Discounted picnic car spaces at the Luxbet Launceston Cup and Longford Cup, Discounted Members Reserve dining prices, Full voting privileges, Reciprocal Member privileges throughout Australia and a merchandise pack.  

Through reciprocal privileges with the Victoria Racing Club, members are able to obtain members passes for the race that stops a Nation, the Melbourne Cup. (Excludes members who reside in Victoria).

The Tasmanian Turf Club also offers its members reciprocal privileges with most major metropolitan Clubs.

Members are usually required to show their badge at the Secretary’s office to obtain members passes. Whilst members passes are generally free most Clubs charge a fee on their major racedays.  

For further information please contact us:

Phone: 03 63261070 Postal Address: PO Box 340, MOWBRAY Tasmania 7248 Email:admin@turfclubtas.com admin@turfclubtas.com

Getting there

Luxbet Racing Centre

Luxbet Racing Centre is just three kilometres from the heart of Launceston City in Jellico Street, Mowbray and is easily accessed by car, bus or taxi.

Launceston

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. In fact, the whole region is packed with city and country charm with picturesque old towns and beautiful scenic highlights.

Just a short walk from the city centre, Cataract Gorge is a slice of wilderness right in the heart of Launceston and the city’s star natural attraction.

Launceston and surrounds

From Launceston, you can follow the Tamar River north through Tasmania’s premium wine-growing region, past forested hills and farmland, lavender fields, vineyards, orchards and pretty riverside towns. Historic villages are found around every corner, from Longford on the outskirts of Launceston to Evandale, Ross and Campbell town along the Heritage Highway heading south.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities with the TTC

Align your brand with Tasmania’s premier racing experience. The TTC known for its tradition, glamour, excitement and entertainment which delivers sponsorship opportunities designed to excite, endear and engage your target customers.

The club offers exciting sponsorship opportunities for those businesses and companies seeking innovative and effective marketing activities, allowing you to share the excitement of racing with your valued clients and staff while at the same time giving your company high profile national and global exposure with race name sponsorship or sponsorship of a full race meeting.

Race name sponsorships

Race name sponsorship sends your company name across Australia via Sky Racing’s broadcast to pubs, clubs and homes. It also gives you access to national and global form guide inclusion across newspaper, radio and social media outlets. You’ll discover why horse racing is widely recognised as one of the most effective forms of sports sponsorship. Our sponsorship packages can be specifically tailored to your requirements. We also offer lucrative fundraising opportunities for Clubs and Charities.

Cost and duration

Pricing depends on the time of year, race status and your specific requirements relating to client and staff hospitality and food and beverage, but can start from as little as $300. Sponsorship packages can include invitations to you and your guests to attend race night or day functions which include a delicious meal and quality beverages for the duration.

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Jellico St, Mowbray TAS 7248, Australia
03 63261070 admin@turfclubtas.com

Jellico St, Mowbray TAS 7248, Australia

03 63261070

admin@turfclubtas.com

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