Major Sponsors ........

Major Sponsors 2016/17

King Island Racing

BOAGS DRAUGHT
HARNESS CUP 2017

King Island Racing

McKENZIE AGENCIES
GALLOPING CUP 2017

McKenzie Agencies Galloping Cup

King Island Racing

VORTEX AIRLINES
FLY IN DAY 2017


 

 

Corporate Sponsors 2017 -2018

The King Island Racing Club would like to thank all corporate sponsors for their generous support over our 2016/2017 racing carnival.
Corporate Sponsors for  2017/2018

  • James Boag / Jim McKenzie Agencies / Vortex Airlines / Robert Burns
  • King Island Club / King Island Butchery / King Island Dairy / King Island IGA plus Liquor / King Island Motors
  • King Island Motorcycles / King Island Stockfeeds / King Island Foodworks / King Island Car Rentals
  • King Island Farms / King Island Airlines  / Boomerang by the Sea / King Island Vet Services
  • TasRacing / Racing Australia / Dowling McCarthy Tyres / Labelmakers  / Ecolab / Elders Limited / Cataraqui Angus
  • Hardings Hotmix / William Adams CAT / JBS Australia / Greenhams TAS / Page Transport / Hodge Transport
  • Shine Retail Therapy / Gowans Toyota / Tasfast Air Freight / Newman's Home Furnishing
  • Complete Shotcrete/ DSM Foods / Wells Hygiene Products
  • GPS Fabrications / Norm England Services / Cameron's /Tasmanian Ports Corporation /Sharp Airlines

New sponsors are always welcome....

 

 

 

King Island Races - where the surf meets the turf!

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 123 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 gallopers 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 this week's winners on our Facebook page

 
Get in Early....

WEEKEND GETAWAY
KING ISLAND 
2016/17 Race Days

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