Launceston races are held at Tasman Park Racecourse, which is located just 3 kilometres form the city centre. Launceston races will be the home of night racing in Tasmania from 2010. You can bet on Tasmanian races every week and the Launceston racecourse will be hosting night racing in Tasmania every fortnight while the remainder of the Tasmanian racing meetings will be run at the Hobart racetrack and the Devonport Racecourse.
There are no group 1 races at the Launceston racetrack but the racecourse does play host to Group racing during the Tasmanian Summer Carnival in January. The biggest Tasmanian races at Launceston are the Launceston Cup and the Sovereign Stakes.
The Tasmanian Summer Carnival offers $3million in prizemoney and this is sure to see many more eastern state visitors head to the Tasmanian racecourses in January.
Launceston Racecourse Details
Circumference: 1830 Meters
Straight: 230 Metres
The Launceston Racecourse has a track circumference of 1830 metres with a final straight of 230 metres.
Major Launceston Races – Group Races
• Launceston Cup
• Sovereign Stakes
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Address: Tasman Park Racecourse, Mowbray, Tas 7249, Australia
Telephone: (03) 6272 9492
Getting to Launceston Races
Launceston Racecourse is easily accessible by bus with a shuttle service taking racegoers to the track from the city centre, which is just 3 km away. The bus picks up patrons from various hotels along the way and operates on all race days including feature race days.