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July 4, 2017

Pool Pro Queensland Cup Raceday

For only the second time in history, the Sunshine Coast will be hosting a race over 3200m. The Pool Pro Queensland Cup Raceday on Saturday 15 July will see the Sunshine Coast Turf Club host one of the states finest distance races, the Listed $150,000 Pool Pro Queensland Cup.

The Pool Pro Queensland Cup Raceday with metropolitan status, has $685,000 in prizemoney on offer throughout the day. The raceday was originally scheduled to be held at Eagle Farm.

The SCTC CEO, Mick Sullivan commented “We are proud to be involved with another quality metropolitan race meeting. These racedays put the spotlight on the Sunshine Coast through national and international media exposure. We encourage the local community to get behind the event and organise family and friends to come along and enjoy a great family day out.”

All BRC members will receive full reciprocal privileges on the Pool Pro Queensland Cup Raceday. The BRC have bus transport for members on the day from Brisbane. Please contact BRC for details. There will be activities for the kids including a jumping castle and of course plenty of open spaces to ensure they burn off plenty of energy on the day.

To enjoy the day in style, don’t forget to book your seat in the Favourites Function Room. The all-inclusive package is only $125pp. Secure your seat on-line www.sctc.com.au or 5491 6788 prior to Friday 7 July.

Gates open from 10.30am.

Entry General Admission $15, Concession $10, Children under 18 Free.

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June 20, 2017

Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day helps out the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program

Perfect weather welcomed 6,297 patrons to this year’s Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day held last Friday. The 13th Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day was always going to be a special event, with a full card of live racing action teaming up with the headline entertainment The Thundamentals.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Clubs CEO Mick Sullivan commented that ‘The SCTC were confident of a successful Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day, especially when the weather forecast was going to be in our favour.  The entertainment for the day The Thundamentals proved popular with patrons, playing after the last race to an appreciative crowd. Our on-line ticket sales were a good indication, with pre-sales of tickets breaking all previous records.’

Hot 91.1 and SCTC have a strong link with the local community. This is highlighted with a percentage of gate takings from every Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day being donated to a charity. This year the SCTC and Hot 91.1 are proud to present a cheque for $11,105 to the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program.

The Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program raised an additional $3,315.90 in raffles, donations and the sale of merchandise on the day.

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June 14, 2017

The Pump House $920,000 Caloundra Cup

The Pump House Caloundra Cup will be held on Saturday 1 July 2017 and will wrap up this year’s Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. The days racing is sure to attract large quality fields and will put the Sunshine Coast in the thoroughbred racing spotlight.  The Pump House Caloundra Cup Day has $920,000 in prizemoney on offer (including bonuses).

The running of the feature race, the Listed $175,000 The Pump House Caloundra Cup over 2400m, is always a favourite, however there is quality racing throughout the day.

Special guests for the day will be Peter Moody of Black Caviar fame and Peter Tighe owner of Winx.

Take the opportunity and be photographed with some of Winx’s famous trophies; including two Cox Plates, Doncaster Handicap and of course the 2015 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas, where the unbelievable run of Winx’s 17 consecutive victories began.

A large crowd is expected, with locals mixing with international patrons throughout the day. A strong focus on family is the theme for this year, with a variety of free entertainment on the day. This includes; roving entertainers, a rock climbing wall, face-painting & a jumping castle.

Make sure you don’t miss the action on the main stage with the iStyle TV Fashions on the Field with over $10,000 of prizes on offer, including a “Trip for Two” to Melbourne Oaks (compliments of Ambassador Travel).  Categories include:  Most Fashionable Female; Most Fashionable Male and Most Fabulous Millinery Creation.  Registration for iStyle TV Fashions on the Field is between 10.30am – 12.30pm on the day.

Entry to the $920,000 The Pump House Caloundra Cup is $20 for adults and $15 for concession card holders.  Children under 18 are free.  Gates open at 10.30am.  Complimentary buses are available on the day.

In addition to the $920,000 The Pump House Caloundra Cup, the SCTC have a variety of events leading up to the feature raceday. These activities are aimed at including locals as well as visitors to the area.

The following activities will be held at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club:

Tuesday, 27 June – “Breakfast with the Stars” on the Members Terrace:  7am – 9am.  Free hot breakfast, as guests watch on as the stars of the show, the thoroughbred horses, showcase their skills on the track.

Thursday 29 June – “Ladies Luncheon” in the Favourites Function Room at 11.15am, with Champagne on arrival. Cost is $80 pp for 3-course luncheon. The day will be hosted by Bernadette Cooper with guest speaker Brendan Parnell. For bookings contact: caloundraponyclub@gmail.com or Tracy Mackinnon 0404 495 192.

Friday 30 June – “Calcutta Sports Luncheon” in the Favourites Function Room at 12pm.  This year the Sunshine Coast Turf Club has secured Peter Moody as the guest speaker and Paul Martell as the entertainer. No show would be complete without Billy J Smith as emcee and of course Paul Dolan’s Phantom racecall. Cost is $120 pp.  For bookings contact:  functions@sctc.com.au or phone 5491 6788 (numbers strictly limited).

For details regarding The Pump House Caloundra Cup Day on Saturday 1st July please visit www.sctc.com.au or phone 5491 6788 or follow Sunshine Coast Turf Club on Facebook.

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