HOBART CUP WEEKEND
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY - MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020
Join AUSTRALIAN RACING TOURS and TASMANIAN RACING CLUB for an exciting long weekend in the Apple Isle. The Hobart Cup is a remarkable thoroughbred horse race in Tasmania – Australia’s island State. It is one of the most prominent social events in the State and a part of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. This Group 3 race sees some of the best stayers in the southern states invade to try and steal the prize, and along with a Harness meeting (in replacement of the Tasmania Derby that will now be held a week earlier due to track renovations) on the Friday afternoon and a preview Calcutta evening for the Hobart Cup - This promises to be a great weekend of racing.
We'll also take in some of the stunning sights of Hobart and enjoy some of the fine local food and wine with an opportunity to stick around and explore the rest of Tasmania.
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2020
On arrival, you will be transferred to our four-star Apartment Hotel. We'll head out for nice local dinner and drinks to get to know each other.
FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY
After a relaxing morning, we head off to the Tasmanian Racing Club for the replacement Trots meeting where we'll see if we can translate our thoroughbred knowledge across to the Standardbreds. We have all-inclusive hospitality with stunning views of the track, with two-course buffet and drinks included.
After the races conclude, we'll head downstairs to the Calcutta evening to preview Hobart Cup in the Crown Lagar bar (TBC).
SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY
We have a relaxing day ahead to enjoy a few of Hobart's great attractions. Wander down to the iconic Salamanca Market for a spot of shopping.
We depart at 10.30am for a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day onboard the luxurious 23-metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II, and experience the real Tasmania. The Peppermint Bay Cruise takes in harbour and city views, the River Derwent and its magnificent estuary, slicing its way along the stunning d’Entrecasteaux Channel, arriving in the near-pristine waters of Peppermint Bay.
We arrive back around 3.30pm and the afternoon & evening is at your leisure.
SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Today is the big feature of Tasmanian racing with the main race the Hobart Cup. Commencing about 11.30am, we're located in the Committee Room area which provides elevated views of the track. A 3-course lunch and drinks are provided. We'll also watch a race from the mounting yard as we get up close to the action.
The races conclude around 6 pm and you have the evening to celebrate a great day out and spend your winnings!
MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY
The tour concludes this morning after breakfast, but we recommend you don't go before paying a visit to the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
FEBRUARY 6-10, 2020
4 Nights Accommodation at 4* Apartment Hotel
Welcome dinner and drinks
Two course buffet and drinks for Friday Trots meeting
Calcutta preview evening in the Crown Lager bar (TBC)
Relaxing Peppermint Bay Luncheon Cruise
VIP Hospitality in Committee Room for Hobart Cup including food & drinks
Services of an experienced guide
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
Items of a personal nature
*$500 Single Supplement