Launceston Racecourse is located in Tasmania. Launceston is the second largest city in the state behind Hobart. Launceston Racecourse is positioned just three kilometres outside Launceston’s city centre. Launceston racecourse is run by the Tasmanian Turf Club.
Launceston Racecourse is best known for its Summer Racing Carnival, which compliments the Hobart Carnival. Launceston Racecourse’s biggest race day of the year is Launceston Cup Day, which features the Group 3 Launceston Cup. The Launceston Cup is worth $225,000 in prize money and is run over a distance of 2,400 metres. The Launceston Cup is open to horses of all ages and is run under handicap conditions.
Other Stakes races held at Launceston Racecourse include the Listed Tasmanian Oaks, Listed Tatts George Adams Plate, Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes, Listed Vamos Stakes and Listed Premium Stakes.
Launceston Racecourse has a track circumference that is 1,830 metres long and a final straight of 230 metres. There are approximately 25 meetings that are held at Launceston Racecourse each year.
Launceston Racecourse is set amongst some of the best scenery and national parks in the world and is the perfect location to view world class thoroughbred racing, as well as the ideal setting for a variety of social events.