Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day
The Pump House Caloundra Cup
A Day at The Races
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Thundamentals @ Hot91.1 Ladies Oaks Day!
The Sunshine Coast Turf Club plans to make the 13th Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day bigger and better than ever. The raceday is held annually on the Caloundra Show holiday, this year this falls on Friday 2nd June.
The Sunshine Coast Turf Club and Hot 91.1 have teamed up over the years to present some world class entertainment including; Sheppard, Evermore, The Potbelleez, Samantha Jade, Screaming Jets, 1927, Ricky Lee & Mashd N Kutcher to name a few. This year the team at Hot 91.1 and the SCTC have delivered once again, securing one of the hottest entertainers in Australia, the Thundamentals.
The Thundamentals have recently launched their new album ‘Everyone We Know’ and the SCTC performance falls within their Australian and New Zealand Tour.
The Sunshine Coast Turf Clubs CEO, Mick Sullivan believes “The Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day proves year after year, that the Sunshine Coast enjoys a party. What really makes it unique is that the event is held on a Friday and is overwhelmingly supported by Sunshine Coast locals.”
“The exclusive function areas are always popular, and tend to fill quickly, so my advice is to book early and secure your table or seat. The mix of thoroughbred racing and quality live entertainment continues to be a successful mix. We believe that keeping the general admission price to $25 (pre-sale on-line only) and $30 per person at the gate, represents fantastic value for money.’ Mick Sullivan commented
Each year the Sunshine Coast Turf Club and Hot 91.1 select a charity to support on this raceday. This year, the Cindy McKenzie Breast Cancer program is being supported, with a percentage of the Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day gate-takings being donated.
Morayfield Shopping Centre is the major sponsors of this year’s Fashions on the Field which sees a prize pool of $13,000.
Ambassador Travel and the Sunshine Coast Turf Club have offered the major prize for Fashions on the Field. This amazing prize will be presented to the overall winner of the four categories on the day. The prize is a return trip for two to Flemington including flights, accommodation, transfers and tickets to Oaks Day in November.
This event is strictly an 18 years and over raceday. Courtesy Buses are available to and from Corbould Park. Gates open from 10.30am.
Tickets: General Admission $30 ($25 pre-sale on-line); Concession $25
100 Club Gala Dinner and Draw
The annual 100 Club Gala Dinner and Draw was held on Friday 31st March, and was a special event for many reasons. Now in its seventeenth year, this year’s 100 Club Gala Dinner & Draw was the last Gala overseen by the Sunshine Coast Turf Clubs CEO Mick Sullivan. Mr Sullivan introduced the 100 Club Sponsorship concept back in 2000 when he commenced the role as CEO of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club.
Mr Sullivan commented ‘The 100 Club is unique in that it allows small local businesses through to international companies the same chance to receive massive exposure for their brand through local, national and international coverage of the $175,000 Caloundra Cup’.
The 100 Gala Dinner and Draw give 100 businesses the opportunity to enter the draw on the night for the chance to win a variety of prizes. The major prize on offer is the exclusive naming rights to the Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Listed $175,000 Caloundra Cup to be held on Saturday 1st July 2017 over 2400m. All prizes have a value of at least $2,500.
The Sunshine Coast Turf Club encourages sponsors to form solid and ongoing relationships through numerous social events throughout the year, that are exclusive to the 100 Club sponsors.
The major prizes on the night were won by the following businesses:
- The Pump House won the major prize, which includes the exclusive naming rights to this year’s $175,000 Caloundra Cup, a table for 10 guests in the VIP Champagne Garden and two prominent on-course signs
- ProLiquor won the exclusive naming rights to a full raceday at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club
- Chaps Menswear and All Pest Qld, both received the naming rights to a race on Melbourne Cup Day which includes a table of 10 guests in the VIP area.
The Pump House $175,000 Caloundra Cup will be run on Saturday 1st July 2017, and will be a metropolitan status race meeting.
Press Release from SCTC Chairman
The Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Board of Management wish to report that Michael (Mick) Sullivan has informed us at our Board meeting on 22 February, 2017 that he intends to retire effective 31 August, 2017.
Mick commenced employment with our Club as the CEO on 28 February, 2000.
He will have worked 17 ½ years for our Club.
The financial viability of the Club as at February, 2000 was very poor to say the least and he has been instrumental in turning this Club around financially and also in promoting it as one of the most significant Race Clubs in Australia.
Mick has embraced change and has also jealously guarded our operation and has where necessary gone into battle and put the Club’s position clearly to all concerned.
He is very much a hands on CEO and our whole operation has been managed and operated under his guidance and direction.
The Club will now commence its search for a person to replace Mick. This will be certainly a difficult task and as we know this person will have very big shoes to fill.
Mick will certainly continue to support the Club and he will for the first time after 31 August, 2017 be able to attend a meeting without having to supervise the whole operation and it will be a pleasure to see him just being able to enjoy himself.
He has certainly been a person who has ensured that the Club’s financial security remains and it is one of the functions that he is entitled to be extremely proud of the way in which he has managed, operated and directed the Club.
We wish Mick and Carmel all the very best in Mick’s retirement.
He will certainly be able to spend more time with his family particularly his grandchildren.
The Club is indebted to Mick for all his work and efforts which can only be described as exceptional.
Best wishes Mick, Carmel and family