Twenty-four feature meetings make up the Tasmanian Summer of Racing which was officially launched in Hobart on Tuesday,
Incorporating all three codes and all corners of the state from December 4 to February 26, the schedule promises to deliver quality racing and begins with the Golden Mile for Thoroughbreds at Spreyton hosted by the Devonport Racing Club on Friday.
Devonport will also host the final race of the summer campaign - a dual harness and greyhound meeting at the showgrounds.
Racing Minister Jane Howlett said that due to the impact of COVID-19 and necessary public health restrictions, racing events will not be the same as usual.
"I am confident, however, that each of the race clubs will deliver an enjoyable, exciting and memorable series of race days and nights," she added.
Other feature racing events over the summer include:
Devonport Cup (January 6), Thousand Guineas at Mowbray (January 20), Tasmanian Derby at Elwick (February 5), Hobart Cup (February 7), Tasmanian Oaks / Magic Millions race night at Mowbray (February 21), Launceston Cup (February 24).
Tassie Golden Apple at Launceston (December 19), Hobart Pacing Cup (January 3), Devonport Cup (January 17), Burnie Cup (January 31), Carrick Cup (February 13).
Hobart Thousand (December 17), Maiden Thousand Final at Elwick (January 28), Launceston Cup (February 15).
The iconic King Island Race Club will host seven dual code (harness and thoroughbreds) meetings, starting on Saturday and going throughout January.
This is the first year all three racing codes have been included in a Summer of Racing campaign.
Details for all of the events can be found online at: www.summerofracing.com.au
Howlett said the industry is worth more than $103 million to the Tasmanian economy every year and this time of the year is a critical part of that economic injection.