Hobart Racecourse is known as either Elwick or Tattersall’s Park and is located in Glenorchy, Tasmania. The racecourse itself is surrounded by picturesque views of Mount Wellington and the Derwent River. Hobart Racecourse holds approximately 110 race meets each year. Hobart Racecourse’s history began in the 1880’s, when it was one of the premier thoroughbred tracks in Australia. Hobart Racecourse is currently operated by the Tasmanian Racing Club.
Hobart Racecourse is an anticlockwise track and has a circumference of 1,990 metres and a final straight distance of 350 metres. The home turn is led into by an incline, making the final bend a punishing one for horses. The race track is an egg-shaped circuit and has four chutes located across the course.
Some of the most famous races to be run at Hobart Racecourse each year include the Elwick Stakes, Thomas Lyon’s Stakes, Tasmanian Derby and the Hobart Cup. The Hobart Cup is a Group 3 open handicap race run over 2,200 metres and is the most famous race held at Hobart Racecourse. The Hobart Cup is also worth the most prize money of any race held in Tasmania ($400,000). As yet, Hobart Racecourse does not hold any Group 1 or 2 races.