King Island Races...

"Where the SURF

meets the TURF"

14 August 2020

COVID 19 UPDATE

KI Racing at this stage will be proceeding. The committee still need to work through COVID issues eg., loss of Sponsorship and patron support.

15 August 2020

AGM MEETING UPDATE

Honourable Minister Jane Howlett accepted our invitation to attend our AGM along with her senior advisor Laura Eaton, John King and Tony Latham from Office of Racing Integrity, we thank them very much for their support and understanding of why we are so passionate to keep our club alive for season 2020/21 for the benefit of our KI community.

Thank you also to Tas Racing CEO Paul Eriksson for confirming to help us with extra support to enable us to continue.

Once again I would like to thank you all on behalf of our racing fraternity and our KI Community.

A special thank you to Matthew Archer for giving up his day to tour us around on his bus. I can highly recommend doing a tour in your spare time to learn more history of our beautiful Island.

KIRC Updates

22 October 2020

COURSE PHOTOGRAPHER UPDATE

 

This year we are thrilled to welcome our new course photographer Michael Laskey who will be capturing all the action shots for this Season! Welcome Michael!

Be sure to check out his current work on his Facebook page or purchase one of his works through his website!

13 November 2020

PRESIDENT UPDATE

Hi all, very sorry it’s such late notice but we have had to change a couple race dates. Sincere apologies if you have already made arrangements hopefully you are able to make changes if need. 

Dates that have moved is the Official Trial Day is now on the 28th of November and Ladies and Tradies Day is now on the 5tth of December 2020

13 November 2020

 

OFFICIAL RACE DATES

2020/21 Race Season

OFFICIAL TRIAL DAY - 
28 Nov 2020

LADIES AND TRADIES DAY -
5 Dec 2020

KING ISLAND BEEF DAY - 
12 Dec 2020

BOXING DAY - 
26 Dec 2020

CUP DAY -
2 Jan 2021

KING ISLAND RECREATIONAL DAY - 
9 Jan 2021

MARITIME DAY - 
23 Jan 2021

VORTEX FLY IN DAY - 
30 Jan 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 Inc should logistically not have survived it's 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!

Watch REPLAYS of the Races!

(Click Here)

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Entry Fee

Tickets can be purchased upon entry by our lovely volunteers from the Lions Club of King Island who will be at the entry checkpoint on Race Course Road to take payment and assign tickets for entry.

Tickets per Race Day:

$10 Adults, $5 Concessions and children under 16 FREE.

Races kick off on Race Days at approximately 12:30pm.

Corporate Sponsors
2019 -2020

The King Island Racing Club would

like to thank all Corporate Sponsors

for their generous support over our

last year's 2019/2020 racing carnival.


Corporate Sponsors for 2019/2020 Season:

  • RACE DAY 1 - EAT YOUR BEEF DAY
    JBS Australia, Tom Wilshire Memorial, Hodge Transport, Elders Rural Services, Eat Group, KI Beef Producers Group & Maccallum Ritchie

  • RACE DAY 2 - LADIES & TRADIES DAY
    J & S Muir Memorial, LD Hamer Memorial, King Island Motors, TRT Pastoral, King Island Coach Company, King Island Stockfeeds, King Island Racing Inc. & Dowling McCarthy Tyres

  • RACE DAY 3 - BOXING DAY
    King Island Car Rental, King Island Club, VT & GV Hill Memorial, King Island Racing Club Inc., MF Best/RN Morrison Memorial, JJ Keys Memorial & Parers King Island Hotel

  • RACE DAY 4 - NEW YEARS / CUP DAY
    Jim McKenzie Agencies, Boags, Bruce Clarke Memorial, Jim Alexander Memorial, King Island Racing Club Inc., Tasracing & King Island Bakehouse Pty Ltd

  • RACE DAY 5 - KING ISLAND DAIRY DAY
    DSM Foods, SWA Water, Ascoat, Ecolab/Nalco, King Island Dairy/Social Club, Bluegum & Gowans Toyota

  • RACE DAY 6 - MARITIME DAY
    Hardings Hotmix, King Island Foodworks, William Adams CAT, Tasports Corporation, Bass Island Line, King Island Seafood & ERN Chitts Bracelet

  • RACE DAY 7 - VORTEX FLY-IN DAY
    Vortex Air. Monty/Fields & Noel Cunningham, Tasfast Airfreight, Newmans Home Furnishing, McKenzie/Clarke Memorial, Greenham & Channel J

Key

* Available spaces for sponsorship

New Sponsors
are always welcome...!
 

COME AND SPONSOR!

Please contact us if you're interested in
sponsoring a race for this 2020/21 season.

Things to see and do on King Island

King Island is anchored in the

middle of the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania’s North West coast.

 

Surrounded by some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, King Island imports the world’s best surfers and exports produce sought by the world’s top chefs.

 

Succulent beef, rich gourmet cheeses, mutton birds, crayfish and abalone plucked from the island’s crystal clear waters are but some of the known and sought after delicacies you can enjoy on your visit.

 

While the prospect of unwinding in this quiet, peaceful paradise may be what attracts our visitors it is the people they meet while here who encourage their return.

 

King Islanders are unbelievably friendly and welcoming while also blunt and funny. If you want prissy go elsewhere.

 

If you want pristine come to King Island.

Visit the link below to locate contact information for accommodations, car rentals, shopping, dining and tours on our beautiful King Island.

http://www.kingisland.org.au/

Postal Address:
PO Box 257
Currie, King Island
Tasmania  7256

King Island Racing Club

Telephone:

Secretary; Heather Archer

0429 611 105

President; Audrey Hamer

0429 621 575

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