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 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.
The December-March thoroughbred racing calendar contains more information including all feature race conditions.
Ladbrokes Double Cup $100,000 bonus provides a cheque for $100,000 (in addition to prize money) if a runner with the same connections 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.
There are stabling options available at every race course. Contact Tasracing for information about availability and to make arrangements:
Blayne Hudson, Racing Operations
The Tasmanian Office of Racing Integrity manages the licensing of trainers and jockeys visiting Tasmania from interstate. In summary, the rules for trainers are:
More information for trainers, jockeys and associated staff available from the Office of Racing Integrity here:
Visiting Trainer Application (641Kb)
Visiting Jockey Licence (790Kb)
Visiting Apprentice Application (832Kb)
For more information contact: