Thoroughbred race dates for the 2023-24 season will remain largely the same as the 2022-23 season. There will be 72 thoroughbred race meetings across the state including 7 on King Island between December and January which is the same number as last season.
There will be seven Friday night meetings at Launceston during the night racing season which is an increase from three in 2022-23. The Tasmanian Turf Club will retain their Friday night meeting on October 27 which will again coincide with the Cox Plate eve meeting at Moonee Valley.
The Tasmanian Turf Club will again host 25 meetings for the season including the traditional New Years Day meeting at Longford. 20 of these meetings will be run at night with the majority of them on a Wednesday night. In a change from last season, the $125,000 3YO Cup and $150,000 Newmarket Handicap will now be run on the same night on November 29 in what will kickstart the Ladbrokes Tasmanian Summer Racing Festival.
The Tasmanian Racing Club will see an additional three meetings on its schedule for the 2023-24 season to bring the total number of meetings run at Hobart to 24. The Tasmanian Derby/Hobart Cup meetings will once again be held over the Regatta Day long weekend. The gap between the Hobart and Launceston Cups will revert to 17 days given Launceston Cup Day falls later in February in 2024.
The Devonport Racing Club will host 16 meetings on the Tapeta surface at Spreyton with their marquee event, the $125,000 Devonport Cup being run on January 10.
A tri-code media release and race dates are also available at www.tasracingcorporate.com.au