Also referred to as the Mowrbray Racecourse, this beautiful and yet oddly shaped track is located 3km away from the city proper. Since Launceston is in fact the second largest city in Tasmania it is perfect for the track with national parks, the amazing and breathtaking scenery which can be found all around the place.
Launceston is known for its odd shaped track. Features of the track are as follow: 1830m circumference a short straight of 230m. The direction of the entire course is anti-clockwise and the barriers inside are positioned at 1100m and 1200m.
The Racecourse of Launceston is under the supervision of the Tasmanian Turf Club. The club normally runs about 25 race meets every year, and the Longford Cup at Longford which is held every New Years Day.
Every year Launceston holds the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival where there is world class thoroughbred horse racing that the racecourse is famous for plus fashions, glamour and entertainment that brings great excitement to the area. Another festivity that the racecourse holds is the Launceston Cup which is 2400m Group 3 major race and held every year during the month of February.
One of the most famous records that this track holds is the one by the horse Miami Jack. This was way back December 26, 2008 when it was able to reach the distance of 1100m in the record time of 1:04.440.