Hobart Cup Day

Hobart Cup Day

On or near January 26
There are a number of famous horse races in Australia each year that are observed as holidays in the states where they take place. Hobart Cup Day is a holiday in Southern Tasmania; it is run in Hobart around Australia Day, January 26. Northern Tasmania observes Launceston Cup Day a month later. In South Australia, Adelaide Cup Day is celebrated in May. And the Melbourne Cup, the country's richest handicap race, is held on the first Tuesday in November.
CONTACTS:
Hobart City Council
16 Elizabeth St.
P.O. Box 503
Hobart, TAS 7001 Australia
61-3-6238-2711; fax: 61-3-6238-2186
www.hobartcity.com.au
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, p. 75