Information for interstate campaigners in Tasmania

Monday 24 January 2022

Tasmania hosts a series of feature meetings over the summer. Racing includes three major Cups held across the State with the Ladbrokes Double Cup $100,000 bonus to the owners and trainer of any horse that wins both the Ladbrokes Hobart and Launceston Cups.

If you are considering bringing your runners to the Island State here is some information to help plan your campaign.

Key race dates

  • Friday 11 February – the Schweppes Tasmanian Derby
  • Sunday 13 February – the Ladbrokes Hobart Cup
  • Sunday 20 February – the Tasmanian Oaks
  • Wednesday 23 February – the Ladbrokes Launceston Cup

The December-March thoroughbred racing calendar contains more information including all feature race conditions.

Double Cup Bonus

Ladbrokes Double Cup $100,000 bonus will pay $100,000 (in addition to prize money) if a single runner wins both the Hobart and Launceston Cups.

The bonus is split with $50,000 to the owner/s and $50,000 to the trainer. The winning horse must be trained and owned by the same connections for both races.

The last horse to win the Double Cup bonus was Eastender in 2019.


There are stabling options available at every racecourse. Contact Tasracing for information about availability and to make arrangements:

Blayne Hudson, Racing Operations:

Registration and licence information

The Tasmanian Office of Racing Integrity manages the licensing of trainers and jockeys visiting Tasmania from interstate. In summary, the rules for trainers are:

  • Trainers who hold a trainer licence or permit to train in a State or Territory (not Tasmania) may train horses in Tasmania as a visiting trainer for one month.
  • Permission must be gained for an extension of that period of time.
  • Trainers are required to lodge a Visiting Trainer Notification with the Office of Racing Integrity (ORI) advising the dates they wish to train in the state together with the details of the horse/s and stable employee/s they will be bringing with them.

More information for trainers, jockeys and associated staff available from the Office of Racing Integrity here:

Visiting Trainers Information

Visiting Trainer Application

Visiting Interstate Jockey Information

Visiting Jockey Licence

Visiting Apprentice Jockey Information

Visiting On Loan Apprentice Jockey Information

Visiting Apprentice Application

Visiting Interstate Stable Employees and Trackwork Riders Information

Visiting Interstate Stable Employees Application

Contact information

For more information contact:

  • Tasracing: Blayne Hudson, Racing Operations:
  • Tasmanian Office of Racing Integrity: (03) 6777 1900.