Launceston Cup Race Information

The Launceston Cup is a 2400 metre open handicap race  run by the Tasmanian Turf Club in February. It is held at Launceston as part of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and is the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2400 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Track: Launceston Racecourse, Mowbray, Tasmania
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Launceston Cup Race History

2021 will be the 157th Launceston Cup.

The Cup was first run in 1865 and has become one of Tasmania’s main annual social events.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Glass Warrior (2021)

Last 3YO to win: Filly – Seignorina (1925); C&G – Bucklaw (1917)

Multiple winners: St Andrews (2000, 2003 & 2004); Free Beer (1995 & 1996); Brallos (1976 & 1977); Vamos (1954 & 1955); Seignorina (1923 & 1925); Ordella (1918 & 1919); Watchful (1906 & 1907); Swiveller ((1879 & 1880); Strop (1866, 1869, 1874 & 1876).

Fastest time (2400m): Hofmeister (2007) 2:28:87

Interesting trivia: 1980 winner Summer Fleur is the dam of 1988 Melbourne Cup winner Empire Rose.

Past winners of the Launceston Cup

Winners of past Launceston Cups include Big Duke, St Andrews (2000, 2003 & 2004); Streak (1999); Free Beer (1995 & 1996); Brallos (1976 & 1977); Limit (1968); Vamos (1954 & 1955).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Glass Warrior Sh’bourne Renegade White Hawk
2020 Home By Midnight Taikomochi Dogmatic
2019 Eastender Fabrizio Lamborghini
2018 Bondeiger Fastnet Dragon Pretty Punk
2017 Big Duke Count Da Vinci Tuff Bickie
2016 Up Cups Arianne Schockemobile