King Island Races...
"Where the SURF
meets the TURF"
14 August 2020
WE HAVE A GROUP!
King Island Racing Club now have a Facebook group that is accessible to all those that are interested in horse racing on King Island.
This group is for all including racegoers, trainers, jockeys, sponsors and all those that enjoy mingling in the crowd at the races to post their photos or stories relating to our unique race club here on King Island.
The Facebook group can be found here!
23 January 2021
RACE SEASON PHOTOS
For those that are interested in purchasing photos for this seasons races including finishing shots please contact Michael Laskey from Michael Laskey Photography who will be able to organise digital copies or prints for you. Please find Michael's contact details on the Contact Us page.
28 January 2021
OFFICIAL RACE DATES
2021/22 Race Season
OFFICIAL TRIAL DAY -
20 Nov 2021
LADIES AND TRADIES DAY -
4 Dec 2021
KING ISLAND BEEF DAY -
18 Dec 2021
BOXING DAY -
26 Dec 2021
CUP DAY -
1 Jan 2022
KING ISLAND RECREATIONAL DAY -
15 Jan 2022
MARITIME DAY -
22 Jan 2022
VORTEX FLY IN DAY -
29 Jan 2022
30 January 2021
Position is currently open for a creative and passionate person to take on the role of Publishing Editor for the King Island Racing Club to be in charge of editing, managing and publishing the race clubs media accounts, website and seasonal race books.
If you feel that this role speaks to you and are interested in giving it a go, please contact the race club President Audrey Hamer or the race club Secretary Heather Archer via the Contact Us page.
1 February 2021
CALLING ALL SPONSORS!
Sponsorship is now open for the upcoming 2021/22 Race Season! If you feel that you are able to support our little unique race club by sponsoring a race or race day, please do not hesitate to contact us! We need you to help keep our races alive and going and thank you for your interest and support!
Major Sponsors 2020/2021
Welcome to the
King Island Racing Club
Country racing always has a story to tell, but none like King Islands. Situated in the middle of the Western Entrance to Bass Strait. The King Island Racing Club Incorporated should logistically not have survived over 125 years of racing.
In 1892 the winner's cheque was paid in wallaby skins, a form of currency in those days, the jockeys were predominately the owner, his son or worker for the owner.
These days, they fly in the stewards, jockeys and bookmakers. The drivers for the Pacing are local owners/trainers.
Every September, as the sun unfolds over Bass Strait, it is not just the dairy farmers that are out and about, 80 odd horses are in work, preparing for the summer racing carnival.
Rather uniquely, King Island's race programs are dual code; a mix of gallops and pacers which both race on the one mile grass track. A number of clubs throughout the world could lay claim to staging dual meets, but it is unlikely many of them would have them both running on grass.
The main thrust of King Island Racing is having fun. Always has been, always will be. Our race club would not have survived the past century if racegoers didn't have one helluva good time!
Vortex Fly-In day is the last race day on our calendar, why not come, see what all the fuss is about.
Check out the winners on our Facebook page!
The King Island Racing Club would like to thank all Corporate Sponsors for their generous support over our last season's 2020/2021 racing carnival.
Corporate Sponsors for 2020/2021 Season:
RACE DAY 1 - LADIES & TRADIES DAY
J & S Muir Memorial, Howie Culph, King Island Stockfeeds, Manuka Properties, Tasmanian Horse Transport, LD Hamer Memorial Bracelet and King Island Motors. Also a special mention to the Fashions on the Field Sponsors including Jimmy & Sue Taylor, Emma Hutchison Hair, Howie Culph, Peter & Val Chivers, Harcourts King Island, Bass Strait Veterinary, King Island Stockfeeds, Elle's Beef n Reef Cafe, King Island Distillery and Finn Health and Beauty
RACE DAY 2 - KING ISLAND BEEF DAY
Waverley Station, TasRacing Australia, Hodge Transport, Elders Rural Services, TRT Pastoral, JBS Australia and King Island Beef Group
RACE DAY 3 - BOXING DAY
King Island Distillery, VT & GV Hill Memorial, Bellevue Advisors, Eastern Line Shipping, JJ & PI Keys Memorial, King Island Motors and View Dining
RACE DAY 4 - CUP DAY
King Island Hotel, King Island Foodworks, MF Best, RN Morrison Memorial, Jim Alexander Memorial, Jim McKenzie Agencies, Carlton United Breweries and King Island Bakehouse
RACE DAY 5 - KING ISLAND RECREATIONAL DAY
Tom Wilshire Memorial, Maurice Long, Harcourts King Island, S'épanouir, King Island Dairy/Saputo Dairy Australia and G & A Morris Farm Services
RACE DAY 6 - MARITIME DAY
Hardings Hotmix, William Adams CAT, TasPorts Corporation, Ern Chitts Bracelet, King Island Coach Company, K.A.M.P.S. (Kevin, Andrew, Mark, Peter and Shane) Cray Fishermen and Channel J
RACE DAY 7 - VORTEX FLY-IN DAY
Bruce & Betty Clarke Memorial, Monty Fields, King Island Council, MacKenzie / Clarke Memorial, Vortex Air, TasFast Airfreight and Newmans Home Furnishings
A very BIG THANK YOU to our weekly Sponsors and Supporters including Carlton United Breweries, Jim McKenzies Agencies, King Island Laundry Mat, King Island Club, King Island Airlines, King Island Coach Company, Sno's Bus Services, King Island Australia Post & Newsagency, King Island Distillery, Bellevue Advisors, Michael Laskey Photography, King Island Vets, Harbour Road Cafe, The Whitemans, Howie Culph, Duncan Dornauf, Racing Services Tasmania, Racing Victoria, TasRacing and all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers that help make our racing season a success!
are always welcome...!
COME AND SPONSOR!
Please contact us if you're interested in
sponsoring a race for this upcoming