Launceston Cup

Launceston Cup, Launceston Racecourse
Looking for early info on this year’s Launceston Cup? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 2,400 metres in late February, the Launceston Cup is one of the big races during Tasmania’s Summer Racing Carnival. This race has held a Group 3 listing for over 35 years and currently offers a generous $250,000 in prize money. 

Taking place a fortnight earlier, the Hobart Cup is run at the same mile and a half distance, and serves as the key lead-up into the Launceston Cup. Eastender (2019) was the last stayer to do the Hobart – Launceston Cup double. 

Launceston Cup 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
  • Track Location: Launceston 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 Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1865
  • 2021 Launceston Cup Winner: Glass Warrior

launceston cup 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Launceston Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday the 24th of February, 2021. 

  1. #7 Glass Warrior
  2. #11 Sh’Bourne Renegade
  3. #9 White Hawk

Launceston Cup Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Launceston Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Launceston Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Launceston Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Launceston Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Launceston 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 Launceston 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 Launceston Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Launceston Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Launceston 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 Launceston Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Launceston Cup in 2021

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Launceston Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Launceston Cup 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Launceston Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Launceston Cup in 2021

The best way to pick who will win the Launceston Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Cups Double: The Hobart Cup (2400m) run a fortnight prior serves as the best lead-up and the Tassie Cups Double is a popular punt.
  • The Locals Have It: Historically local, Tasmanian-trained stayers have dominated the Launceston Cup results.

Launceston Cup Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Launceston Cup betting include last start Hobart Cup winner Double You Tee out to do the double and the widely-drawn Barade coming off a third in the same traditional lead-up. 

Big Duke ($2.10 in 2017) was the last Launceston Cup favourite to win.

Launceston Cup 2021 Field

The official 2021 Launceston Cup field of final acceptances is announced the Friday prior to the race and will be published in full below. 

The Launceston Cup 2021 final field features 13 in-form stayers led in betting by the Hobart Cup champion Double You Tee and the Adam Trinder-trained Supalopo chasing a sixth win on the trot.

Launceston Cup 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Double You Tee ($3.10 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #12 Supalopo ($12 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 Toorak Affair ($14 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2021 Launceston Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Launceston Cup Race Day 2021

Launceston Cup Day 2021 takes place at Launceston Racecourse on Wednesday February 24, 2021 with the key support act on the card being the Group 3 $150,000 Vamos Stakes (1400m) for fillies and mares. 

Launceston Cup Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Launceston Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Launceston Cup Field section.

Launceston Cup Nominations 2021

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 17th of February, 2021.

Launceston Cup Weights 2021

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Thursday, the 18th of February, 2021 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Launceston Cup Field section.

2021 Launceston Cup Top Weight:

  • #1 Double You Tee (59kg)

Launceston Cup Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Friday, the 19th of February, 2021 and will be published in our above Launceston Cup Field section.

Launceston Cup Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Friday, the 19th of February 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Launceston Cup Field section.

Launceston Cup Prize Money 2021

The Launceston Cup prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $150,000
2nd $45,000
3rd $22,500
4th $11,250
5th $6,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000

Launceston Cup Race Number 2021

The 2021 Launceston Cup is set to run as Launceston Race 8 at 5:01pm (AEDT) on Wednesday the 24th of February, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Launceston Racecourse.

Launceston Cup Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for the 2021 Launceston Cup has been released.


Launceston Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Launceston Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Launceston Cup Winners

Winners of the Launceston Cup going back to the year 1983 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1971, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Glass Warrior John Blacker Ms Sigrid Carr 54 kgs 2:31.70
2020 Home By Midnight Patrick Payne Billy Egan 59 kgs 2:33.13
2019 Eastender Barry Campbell Craig Newitt 57 kgs 2:31.54
2018 Bondeiger D K Weir Regan Bayliss 54 kgs 2:29.56
2017 Big Duke D K Weir Ben Allen 55.5 kgs 2:31.30
2016 Up Cups D L Brunton D Pires 58 kgs 2:34.99
2015 Genuine Lad Bill Ryan Craig Williams 54 kgs 2:29.67
2014 Epingle M C Kent Craig Williams 56 kgs 2:31.30
2013 Geegees Blackflash J F Luttrell P Mertens 59.5 kgs 2:34.10
2012 Prevailing D & S Brunton A Darmanin 54 kgs 2:34.09
2011 Fast Future R F Cameron J Mott 55.5 kgs 2:30.35
2010 Larry’s Never Late Rodney Douglas B Melham 53.5 kgs 2:31.24
2009 Zavite A J Cummings N Rawiller 58.5 kgs 2:31.26
2008 Ista Kareem C W Little D Brereton 58 kgs 2:31.20
2007 Hofmeister R W Smerdon B Rawiller 57.5 kgs 2:28.87
2006 Precise Timing M R Stitt R Thompson 58 kgs 2:30.07
2005 Dakasha L M Macdonald Ms C Lindop 51.5 kgs 2:32.23
2004 Zacielo P G Moody C Newitt 55 kgs 2:32.77
2003 St. Andrews N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 St. Andrews G E Blacker S Maskiell 57 kgs 2:31.09
2001 Full of Rhythm A J Vasil B Werner 54 kgs 2:45.59
2000 St. Andrews G E Blacker S Maskiell 51 kgs 2:48.57
1999 Streak R W Smerdon D Oliver 56 kgs 2:47.24
1998 King’s Landing K M Sweeney D Oliver 54.5 kgs 2:42.40
1997 Ticking Away W N McShane B Macdonald 56 kgs 2:43.29
1996 Free Beer G S White C Kingston 55.5 kgs 2:48.89
1995 Free Beer G S White C Kingston 54.5 kgs 2:44.57
1994 Rich Dreams Ms S Gotts M Clarke 52 kgs 2:41.50
1993 Diamond Bases A E Elkington S R King 53 kgs 2:46.50
1992 Star Cheers W M Cousins K Sanderson 50 kgs 2:42.00
1991 Bitter Spring G E Blacker S Maskiell 52.5 kgs 2:44.40
1990 Down The Pitch M A O’Leary H White 53.5 kgs 2:42.70
1989 Shykoski L M Gaffney D W Holland 48.5 kgs 2:43.80
1988 Superior Way K N Rogerson H White 54.5 kgs 2:42.10
1987 Brave Trespasser G S White Ms B Buckingham 51.5 kgs 2:40.59
1986 Epigram T W Evans A Skeoch 50 kgs 2:40.30
1985 Scruples W J Green G King 53.5 kgs 2:42.60
1984 Martian’s Son J P Gaffney R Heffernan 49 kgs 2:43.10
1983 Nifty Red D C Towns B Griffin 50 kgs 2:42.20