Thoroughbred race dates for the 2022-23 season will remain largely the same as the 2021-22 season. There will be 70 thoroughbred race meetings across the state including 7 on King Island between December and January which is a return to their pre-covid number.
There will once again be two Friday night meetings at Launceston on October 21 and January 13. The October 21 Friday night meeting will once again coincide with the Manikato Stakes meeting at Moonee Valley.
The Tasmanian Turf Club will host 25 meetings for the season including the traditional New Years Day meeting at Longford. 18 of these meetings will be run at night with the large majority of them on a Wednesday night. In a change from last season, the $100,000 3YO Cup and $125,000 Newmarket Handicap will now be run a week apart on November 23 and 30 in what will kickstart the Ladbrokes Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.
The Tasmanian Racing Club will see an addition of one meeting to its schedule for the 2022-23 season to bring the total number of meetings run at Hobart to 21. The Tasmanian Derby/Hobart Cup meetings will once again be held over the Regatta Day long weekend. This will mean the 10-day gap between the Hobart and Launceston Cup will remain given where the Regatta Day long weekend falls.
The Devonport Racing Club will host 17 meetings on the Tapeta surface at Spreyton with their marquee event, the $100,000 Devonport Cup being run on January 11, a week later than last season.