Leaving 2020 behind, punters galloped into the new year at Longford for the nation's oldest race on Friday.
The fully-booked day saw about 3000 people attend the race, which has been running since about 1845.
However, the day looked a little different for the 176-year-old race, with COVID-19 resulting in a crowd cap, zoning, and the cancellation of the fashions on the field.
Tasmanian Turf Club chairman Brian Walker said the race adhered to all COVID-safe regulations for an event of its magnitude.
"We've got 10 zones in the inside, roped off areas for pedestrians ... we have about 160 car spots that we've sold for the day with a maximum of 10 in each spot," he said.
Considering the race's ongoing history, Mr Walker said it was wonderful to see it continue in spite of COVID, which has shut down many a cherished event in the past 12 months.
"There's lots of families and a pipe band ... there's a lot of fun on the day and it's a great picnic event," Mr Walker said.
"The Tasmanian Turf Club's proud to keep running such a great event."
Nearly 100 horses competed across seven races on the day, with Glass Warrior claiming the top spot in winning the Longford Cup itself.
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