CURRENT RACE DATES
2019/20 Race Season
OFFICIAL TRIAL DAY - 16 Nov 2019
EAT YOUR BEEF DAY - 30 Nov 2019
LADIES & TRADIES DAY - 14 Dec 2019
BOXING DAY - 26 Dec 2019
CUP DAY - 1 Jan 2020
KI DAIRY DAY - 11 Jan 2020
TASPORTS MARITIME DAY - 18 Jan 2020
VORTEX FLY IN DAY - 25 Jan 2020
29 Nov 2019
Posted by: Audrey Hamer KIRC President
Have a listen to the podcast for RSN Racing Pulse Tasmania where I speak with Michael regarding the King Island Race Club and the Races for this season. The interview was aired on Friday the 29th November at 12:30pm. Listen in below.
UPCOMING RACE DATES
2020/21 Race Season
OFFICIAL TRIAL DAY - 14 Nov 2020
EAT YOUR BEEF DAY - 28 Nov 2020
LADIES & TRADIES DAY - 12 Dec 2020
BOXING DAY - 26 Dec 2020
CUP DAY - 1 Jan 2021
KI DAIRY DAY - 9 Jan 2021
MARITIME DAY - 16 Jan 2021
VORTEX FLY IN DAY - 23 Jan 2021
Major Sponsors 2019/2020
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 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!
The King Island Racing Club would like to thank all Corporate Sponsors for their generous support over our 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
* Available spaces for sponsorship
are always welcome...!
Now taking Sponsors for the next
Race Season 2020/2021.
Please contact us if you're interested in
sponsoring a race.
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.