The Pump House $920,000 Caloundra Cup

June 14, 2017

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: 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: or phone 5491 6788 (numbers strictly limited).

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