Launceston Cup 2022

Wednesday February 23, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Group 3 Hobart Cup is the key lead-up into the Launceston Cup each summer!

The Ladbrokes Launceston Cup is a popular 2400m staying test run and won at Launceston Racecourse each Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

A handicap clash offering $250,000 in prize money, the event runs on a Wednesday in late February and is accompanied on the card by the Group 3 Vamos Stakes (1400m) for fillies and mares.

The time-honoured Launceston Cup was first contested back in 1865 and has held Group 3 status since 1980.

The Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) run a fortnight prior is the key lead-up and the popular Tassie Cups double has been recently completed by Up Cups (2016) and Eastender (2019).

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Launceston Cup ran on Wednesday February 23, 2022 during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and was won by Aurora’s Symphony ($7) for trainer Symon Wilde and jockey Harry Coffey.

Launceston Cup Race Info

  • Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022
  • Track: Launceston Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1865

2022 Launceston Cup Results

The full Launceston Cup 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Wednesday February 23, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #9 Aurora’s Symphony ($7)
  • 2nd: #1 Ho Ho Khan
  • 3rd: #8 The Risk Factor

Launceston Cup Betting

Launceston Cup betting markets traditionally open after the field is announced on the Friday prior to the popular staying event running at Launceston Racecourse during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. 

Stayers with previous Group 3 or higher winning form, those that performed well the previous spring perhaps interstate in similar grade races and the proven Tasmanian runners out of the Hobart Cup field traditionally dominate Launceston Cup odds.

The better class and higher-weighted runners usually head the Launceston Cup markets too as just one horse – Larry’s Never Late (53.5kg in 2010) – has carried under 54kg to victory in the event since 2005.

2022 Launceston Cup Odds

The updated Launceston Cup 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Launceston Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Launceston Cup Field

Launceston Cup Winners (Big Duke) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
2017 Launceston Cup Big Duke (pictured in Melbourne) went on to win a host of Black-Type races interstate. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Launceston Cup field attracts a quality line-up of local staying types each summer/autumn racing season, many of which may have had a lead-up run in Hobart’s Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) a fortnight earlier over the same distance. 

Many Launceston Cup hopefuls have contested previous editions of the race. 

Launceston Cup nominations are taken the Wednesday before race week with final acceptances out on the Friday. 

2022 Launceston Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The official Launceston Cup 2022 Field & Barriers are announced by Tas Racing the Friday prior to the race and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of top summer stayers in the mix. 

The 2022 Launceston Cup final field features 10 hopefuls including Hobart Cup champ Ho Ho Khan carrying the 61kg topweight and last year’s champion Glass Warrior out to go back-to-back in the event for the first time since St. Andrews (2002-03).

2022 Launceston Cup Nominations

The Launceston Cup 2022 nominations are taken on the Wednesday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Launceston Cup Tips

Launceston Cup tips include backing the proven Group winners in the field, looking for those with a good Launceston strike-rate and avoiding the mares who have only won the race twice – Glass Warrior (2021) and Epingle (2014) – since 2005. 

Another solid Launceston Cup betting tip is backing the runners drawn in barriers 11 and 12 which have produced four of the eight winners from 2014 – 2021. 

2022 Launceston Cup Tips

Our expert Launceston Cup 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #9 Aurora’s Symphony ($8.50 at time of publish)

Going for a bit of value in Symon Wilde’s visiting Glass Harmonium five-year-old who has been in ultra-consistent form in other Cup races across the country. Last time out comfortably won the Colac Gold Cup over 2000m carrying 54kg. Has won over 2400m, in on the same lightweight here and hasn’t run out of the money in his past five. Harry Coffey is no stranger to the big stage and has the type of class and versatility to win this.

Launceston Cup Form Guide

The Launceston Cup form guide details all of the must know info like the jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of the stayers in the field along with the official Launceston Cup barrier draw. 

The Launceston Cup form has gone on to hold up in plenty of stronger grade over the years including in 2017 when the winner Big Duke went to Sydney and won the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m), the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) and finish third in that year’s Group 1 Sydney Cup trifecta over the two miles. Big Duke also finished fourth to Rekindling in the 2017 Melbourne Cup that spring. 

2022 Launceston Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Launceston Cup 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Launceston Cup Results

The Launceston Cup results have been dominated by quality local stayers.

Notable Launceston Cup winners include: historic four-time champion Strop (1866, 1869, 1874, 1876); Vamos (1954, 1955); St. Andrews (2000, 2002, 2003); Geegees Blackflash (2013); Big Duke (2017); and Eastender (2019).

Launceston Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Launceston Cup 1st Aurora’s Symphony 2 minutes 30.55 seconds
2nd Ho Ho Khan
3rd The Risk Factor
2021 Launceston Cup 1st Glass Warrior 2 minutes 31.70 seconds
2nd Sh’Bourne Renegade
3rd White Hawk
2020 Launceston Cup 1st Home By Midnight  2 minutes 33.13 seconds
2nd Taikomochi
3rd Dogmatic
2019 Launceston Cup 1st Eastender 2 minutes 31:54 seconds
2nd Fabrizio
3rd Lamborghini
2018 Launceston Cup 1st Bondeiger 2 minutes 29.56 seconds (Record)
2nd Fastnet Dragon
3rd Pretty Punk
2017 Launceston Cup 1st Big Duke 2 minutes 31.30 seconds
2nd Count Da Vinci
3rd Tuff Bickie
2016 Launceston Cup 1st Up Cups 2 minutes 34.9 seconds
2nd Arianne
3rd Schockemohle
2015 Launceston Cup 1st Genuine Lad 2 minutes 29.6 seconds
2nd Banca Mo
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2014 Launceston Cup 1st Epingle 2 minutes 31.3 seconds
2nd Gold To Go
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2013 Launceston Cup 1st Geegees Blackflash 2 minutes 34.1 seconds
2nd Lucky Angel
3rd Dream Pedlar
2012 Launceston Cup 1st Prevailing 2 minutes 34.0 seconds
2nd Geegees Blackflash
3rd Fieldmaster
2011 Launceston Cup 1st Fast Future 2 minutes 30.3 seconds
2nd White Yard
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2010 Launceston Cup 1st Larry’s Never Late 2 minutes 24.3 seconds
2nd Dream Pedlar
3rd Growl
2009 Launceston Cup 1st Zavite 2 minutes 31.2 seconds
2nd Centurytwentyone
3rd Ista Kareem
2008 Launceston Cup 1st Ista Kareem 2 minutes 31.2 seconds
2nd Lady Atire
3rd Our Dashing Dane
2007 Launceston Cup 1st Hofmeister 2 minutes 28.8 seconds
2nd Field Hunter
3rd Emerald Jack
2006 Launceston Cup 1st Precise Timing 2 minutes 30.0 seconds
2nd Aquiline
3rd Mr Buttkicka
2005 Launceston Cup 1st Dakasha 2 minutes 32.2 seconds
2nd Bondy
3rd Under The Bridge
2004 Launceston Cup 1st Zacielo 2 minutes 32.7 seconds
2nd Saturday Fever
3rd Dream Quest
2003 Launceston Cup 1st St Andrews 2 minutes 29.2 seconds
2nd Arena Valadora
3rd Saturday Fever
2002 Launceston Cup 1st St Andrews 2 minutes 31.0 seconds
2nd Bondi Iceberg
3rd Imax
2001 Launceston Cup 1st Full Of Rhythm 2 minutes 45.5 seconds
2nd St Andrews
3rd Naucho
2000 Launceston Cup 1st St Andrews 2 minutes 48.5 seconds
2nd Mt Arthur
3rd Naucho