Looking for this year’s Hobart Cup betting odds, tips and race field? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Hobart Cup, Elwick Racecourse

Run over 2,400 metres on a Sunday in early February, the Hobart Cup is one of the three big races during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

Currently holding Group 3 status, the Hobart Cup offers $300,000 in prize money as of 2023 and is the first leg of the popular Tasmanian Cups double.

The second leg is the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) held a fortnight later and Eastender (2019) was the last horse to complete the double in the same year.

In 2024 the Hobart Cup was won by dual Launceston Cup winner Aurora’s Symphony (2022, 2023).

Brallos (1976-77) was the last back-to-back Hobart Cup winner. Since then there has been just one other horse to win multiple editions of the race with the marvel Geegees Blackflash saluting in 2012 and again three years later in 2015. 

The Hobart Cup Carnival kicks off the Friday prior with the Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m) for fillies and mares.

The 2022 Hobart Cup form was franked with the four-length winner Ho Ho Khan running second next-up in the Launceston Cup before a trip to Melbourne for a fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at 60/1.

Hobart Cup 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Sunday, February 11th, 2024
  • Track Location: Hobart Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Tasmanian Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1875
  • 2024 Hobart Cup Winner: Aurora’s Symphony

hobart cup 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Hobart Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Sunday February 11th, 2024. 

  1. #1 Aurora’s Symphony
  2. #6 Wyclif
  3. #5 Grand Pierro

The Hobart Cup 2024 results saw Symon Wilde’s evergreen veteran and two-time Launceston Cup champ, Aurora’s Symphony ($8.50), flash home for a powerhouse 2.75 length victory to set a new track record of 2 minutes 30.21 seconds.

Hobart Cup Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Hobart Cup, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Hobart Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Hobart Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Hobart Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Hobart Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Hobart Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Hobart Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Hobart Cup in 2024

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Hobart Cup Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Hobart Cup 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Hobart Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Hobart Cup in 2024?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Hobart Cup in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up Tasmanian summer racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight each horse will carry and look for past graduates of the same event from the season prior. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Hobart Cup winner include: 

  • Summer Form – In-form local horses coming off good lead-up form from earlier summer races in Tasmania have a strong record in the race.
  • Distance – Genuine stayers proven over the mile and a half are the best bet.
  • Favourites – The best in betting have a good strike-rate in the Hobart Cup.

Hobart Cup Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Hobart Cup betting include Patrick Payne’s last start Summer Cup winner at the Hobart track Alhambra Lad, the Ciaron Maher-trained seven-year-old Wyclif, and progressive Pierro four-year-old Grand Pierro

Toorak Affair ($3.40 in 2020) and Double You Tee ($2.80 in 2021) are the last Hobart Cup favourites to win.

Hobart Cup 2024 Field

The official 2024 Hobart Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Dominant Summer Cup champ Alhambra Lad heads betting on the Hobart Cup 2024 final field in the Apple Isle this weekend.

Hobart Cup 2024 Tips

Favourite: #2 Alhambra Lad ($2.30 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #4 Ashy Boy ($6.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #1 Aurora’s Symphony ($7 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 Hobart Cup tips will be published here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Hobart Cup Race Day 2024

2024 Hobart Cup Day takes place on Sunday, the 11th of February, 2024. Having been moved a week later than its traditional time-slot, the Hobart Cup is now the sole Group status race on the card. 

Hobart Cup Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Hobart Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Hobart Cup Field section. 

Hobart Cup Nominations 2024

2024 Hobart Cup nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 5th of February, 2024. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11122×7621 ALHAMBRA LAD (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne
2 4635×12112 ASHY BOY G 5 Glenn Stevenson
3 261x6x0574 ASSARANCA M 6 Barry Campbell 80
4 x11280x701 AURORA’S SYMPHONY G 7 Symon Wilde
5 141x22x551 EXCELLERATION G 7 Richard Cully
6 8×46214643 GRAND PIERRO G 4 Jason Warren
7 2222313304 METAVERSE G 4 Angela Brakey
8 272325×852 OCEANIC FLASH (NZ) G 6 Andrew J Payne
9 x5x6875077 RISING LIGHT G 6 Gaetan Delon 79
10 4546×10344 SOUS LES NUAGES (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani
11 2x53x56233 SWOOP DOG G 6 John Blacker
12 5205x57x75 TRAVELLING GIGOLO G 6 John Keys 76
13 0x01395285 WYCLIF (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Hobart Cup Weights 2024

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 6th of February, 2024 with the official 2024 Hobart Cup weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section. 

Ho Ho Khan (59kg in 2022) and Aurora’s Symphony (59.5 kg in 2024) are the latest Hobart Cup top-weights to win.

2024 Hobart Cup Top-Weight:

  • #1 Aurora’s Symphony (59.5kg)

Hobart Cup Acceptances 2024

2024 Hobart Cup final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of February, 2024 and will be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section. 

Hobart Cup Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of February, 2024 with the official 2024 Hobart Cup jockeys to be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section. 

Hobart Cup SCRATCHINGS 2024

2024 Hobart Cup scratchings close  at 7:30 AM on Sunday, the 11th of February, 2024. 

Hobart Cup Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Hobart Cup prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,000
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Hobart Cup Race Number 2024

The 2024 Hobart Cup race number is scheduled as Hobart Race 9 at 4:40pm (AEDT) on Sunday the 11th of February, 2024. There are ten races in total that day at Hobart Racecourse.

Hobart Cup Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can below for a link to our full 2024 Hobart Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Hobart Cup Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Hobart Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Tas Racing

Hobart Cup Winners

Winners of the Hobart Cup going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1875, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Aurora’s Symphony Symon Wilde Jordan Childs 59.5 kg 2:30.21 (R)
2023 Military Mission Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Winona Costin 54 kg 2:30.51
2022 Ho Ho Khan Mitchell Freedman Ms Tahlia Hope 59 kg 2:32.50
2021 Double You Tee Patrick Payne Jye McNeil 54.5 kg 2:31.79
2020 Toorak Affair Michael Trinder Anthony Darmanin 54 kg 2:30.29
2019 Eastender Bary Campbell Craig Newitt 56.5 kg 2:30.37
2018 Pretty Punk L Macdonald Ben Allen 55.5 kg 2:35.28
2017 Count Da Vinci Scott Brunton D Pires 54 kg 2:33.21
2016 Up Cups D L Brunton D Pires 55.5 kg 2:32.05
2015 Geegees Blackflash J F Luttrell Sigrid Carr 59 kg 2:31.52
2014 Epingle M C Kent Craig Williams 54 kg 2:30.69
2013 Hurdy Gurdy Man D K Weir G Boss 54 kg 2:33.30
2012 Geegees Blackflash J F Luttrell P Mertens 58.5 kg 2:17.84
2011 Bid Spotter G A Rogerson M Rodd 54.5 kg 2:16.94
2010 Growl D A Hayes B Rawiller 55 kg 2:15.18
2009 Gotta Keep Cool D K Weir Craig Williams 53.5 kg 2:15.66
2008 Offenbach D K Weir Craig Williams 54 kg 2:17.80
2007 Blutigeroo C W Little D Oliver 57.5 kg 2:15.55
2006 True Courser D K Weir C Newitt 57.5 kg 2:14.53
2005 Our Dashing Dane J L Clifford Ms C Puls 51 kg 2:08.04
2004 Zacielo P G Moody C Newitt 52.5 kg 2:30.14
2003 Jeune’s Mark Tony McEvoy S Baster 52 kg 2:29.73
2002 St. Andrews G E Blacker S Maskell 56.5 kg 2:27.65
2001 Brorama Star C N Goggin B McCoull 52 kg 2:31.83
2000 Lord Baracus G S White W R Davis 49 kg 2:31.00
1999 Future Shock Ms J Richards N Seymour 51.5 kg 2:28.30
1998 L’Espion G S White Ms B Buckingham 54.5 kg 2:31.00
1997 Palos Verdes C W Little M Barlow 56 kg 2:30.70
1996 Jam City K M Keys Ms B Buckingham 53.5 kg 2:29.60
1995 Courtly Way G E Blacker K Dodge 54 kg 2:31.10
1994 Southern States G J McCulloch K Dodge 55.5 kg 2:31.70
1993 Frontier Boy L J Corstens P Hutchinson 58 kg 2:29.90
1992 Russian Rogue C N Goggins S Maskiell 52 kg 2:29.90
1991 Lady Have A Heart R W Smerdon G J Childs 51 kg 2:28.30
1990 Firetap R T Carr M Clarke 52 kg 2:31.00
1989 Nakagima T Young S Maskiell 52 kg 2:27.20
1988 Brisque D L Freedman H White 55 kg 2:27.80
1987 Cylai G T Murphy G Willetts 52 kg 2:29.80
1986 Dark Intruder C N Goggin Ms B Buckingham 51 kg 2:30.70
1985 Macbyrne Ms H Patterson B Barfoot 50 kg 2:29.50
1984 Viscount Geoffrey Ms H Patterson N C Barrett 52.5 kg 2:27.70
1983 Palomine R Merrall N C Barrett 53 kg 2:30.60