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Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival 2018

The Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival is held in Australia's only island state which is the state of Tasmania. The state itself is situated in the southern part of Australia across the Bass Straight which can be reached by either air or sea. Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and is located around 600 kilometres south of Melbourne.

Metropolitan racing in Tasmania is held at Hobart and Launceston racecourses and Tasmanian racing does not conduct any Group 1 or Group 2 events. The four major races on the racing calendar each year are all Group 3 races, although there are a number of listed races held over the summer period.

The $150,000 Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy over 1200 metres for fillies & mares is the first group race of the year in Tasmania. It takes place on Tasmanian Derby Day in early February at Hobart racecourse, alongside the $100,000 Listed Tasmanian Derby for three-year-olds.

The Hobart track is also home to Tasmania's biggest race of the year, the $225,000 Group 3 Hobart Cup, for open gallopers over 2200 metres, and takes place in mid February.

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Launceston's major race takes place midweek on a Wednesday afternoon in late February with the running of the $225,000 Group 3 Launceston Cup over 2400 metres. One week earlier the $125,000 Group 3 Vamos Stakes for fillies & mares is held at the same track.

Both clubs also hold listed stakes races in the months of November and December.

2018 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival Guide

Friday 9th February 2018, Hobart, TAS
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Bow Mistress Trophy$125,0001200mF&M WFA
ListedTasmanian Derby$100,0002200m3yo SW
Sunday 11th February 2018, Hobart, TAS
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Hobart Cup$200,0002400mOpen Hcp
Sunday 25th February 2018, Launceston, TAS
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Vamos Stakes$125,0001400mF&M WFA
Wednesday 28th February 2018, Launceston, TAS
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Launceston Cup$200,0002400mOpen Hcp

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Legend
2yo: Two-year-old
2yoC&G: Two-year-old Colts and Geldings
2yoF: Two-year-old Fillies
2yo&Up: Two-year-old horses and Upwards
3yo: Three-year-old
3yoC&G: Three-year-old Colts and Geldings
3yoF: Three-year-old Fillies
3yo&Up: Three-year-old an upwards
F&M: Fillies and Mares
Mares: Four-year-old and up female horses
SW+Pen: Set Weights + Penalty
Open Hcp: Open Handicap
Qlty Hcp: Quality Handicap
WFA: Weight-for-age
Gr 1: Group 1 race
Gr 2: Group 2 race
Gr 3: Group 3 race