2011 Hobart Cup Preview

January 19th, 2011

The 2011 Hobart Cup, one of the premier races of the annual Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival, is set to take place at Hobart Racecourse on Sunday February 13, 2011.

A handicap feature run over 2200m, this season’s Hobart Cup is worth $300,000 in prize money making it the richest race of the carnival and as one of only three Group races run in Tasmania each year, always has top betting markets available through online bookmaker Luxbet.

Hobart Cup betting markets will first open online at Luxbet so make sure you have an account to get in on the action!

The first Group feature of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival is the $150,000 Group 3 Tasmanian Derby (2200m) on Saturday February 5 and many of the same horses will continue on to run in the Hobart Cup field.

Following the Hobart Cup the next big race target for many of the stayers will be the $225,000 Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) which last year’s Hobart Cup winner Growl ran third in.

Horses heading towards the 2011 Hobart Cup include New Zealand stayers Mr Tipsy, Gerald Ryan’s Zabeel gelding Ironstein and Tasmanian Stakes and Devonport Cup champion Dream Pedlar set to line up in their third Hobart Cup to be ridden by Craig Williams.

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