Attracting and retaining participants key to product sustainability
Innovation in promoting and distributing our product
Focus on the wagering customer key to financial sustainability

Information for interstate campaigners in Tasmania

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

  • Wednesday 9 January – Devonport Cup
  • Sunday 10 February – Hobart Cup
  • Wednesday 27 February – Launceston Cup

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


Double Cup Bonus

Tasracing’s Double Cup Connections $100,000 bonus provides a cheque for $100,000 (in addition to prize money) if a runner wins both the Hobart and Launceston Cups.

The prize is split with $50,000 for the owner and $50,000 for 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 Up Cups in 2016.


Magic Millions Feature Night

The Tasmanian Turf Club in Launceston features Magic Millions races on Sunday 24 February, four days prior to the Launceston Cup.

Winners and placegetters of the Magic Millions 2YO, 3YO and 4YO Classic will receive sales credit vouchers to spend at the 2019 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale. Magic Millions races are restricted to horses which were offered through a Magic Millions Yearling Sales and nominated to its Race Series. Credit voucher values:

  • 1st Place: $10,000 Sales Credit
  • 2nd Place: $5,000 Sales Credit
  • 3rd Place: $5,000 Sales Credit

For more information head to Magic Millions Raceday.


There are stabling options available at every race course. 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   (35Kb)

  Visiting Trainer Application   (641Kb)

  Visiting Interstate Jockey Information   (52Kb)

  Visiting Jockey Licence   (790Kb)

  Visiting Apprentice Jockey Information   (51Kb) 

  Visiting On Loan Apprentice Jockey Information   (48Kb)

  Visiting Apprentice Application   (832Kb)

  Visiting Interstate Stable Employees and Trackwork Riders Information  (384Kb)

Contact information

For more information contact:

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