Longford Racecourse is 20 kilometres south of Launceston and centre for the local farming district.
Prior to European settlement the area was used by the Panninher band of the northern midlands.
The Longford Racecourse is the oldest continuously operating Racecourse in Australia.
Longford Racecourse is home to many horse studs and training facilities, and the Longford races are held annually on New Year's Day, including the Longford Cup.
TASMANIA TURF CLUB
P.O. Box 340
Ph: (03) 6326 1070
Longford is a town in the northern midlands of Tasmania. It has a population of just over 4000 and the area is mainly agricultural, dairy produce, wool and stock breeding.
Longford comes alive with the colour and excitement of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival, world class thoroughbred horse racing, fashions, glamour and entertainment. Located only 21 kilometres from the city of Launceston, this meeting is a firm favourite with the racing community and holidaymakers.
Featuring entertainment and activities throughout the day including:
- on-course live music
- the ever popular Fashions on the Field
- free kids entertainment including pony rides and face paintings
- on-course bar facilities
The Longford Racecourse has a track circumference of 1699 metres and has a home straight being 333 metres long.