Race Weekend @ The Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Join me for Race Weekend…

For fashionistas, racegoers and punters alike, this Winter racing season is going to be bigger and better than any other year, and here’s why. Firstly, there’s Race Weekend being two days of back to back racing with the Hot 91 Ladies Oaks Day followed by the UBET Moreton Cup the very next day. For someone like me who loves dressing up, owns a racehorse and doesn’t mind a drink, that’s like doing Dreamworld two days in a row. Minus the fact that Dreamworld doesn’t serve Champagne, nor allow you to bet so I guess, it’s actually not as good. Anyway, moving on, exactly 28 days later we celebrate the Scott McMahon Electrical Caloundra Cup. A months’ worth of fun times in my opinion.

competition time (running over race weekend)…

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club are giving away 2 x tickets in the Oaks Hotels & Resort Trackside Marquee on the Scott McMahon Caloundra Cup Day valued at $350. Be treated to Canapes, a 3 course sit down lunch and a 5-hour beverage package for you and a friend. Post your best race day photo on Instagram & Facebook do the following to go in the draw.

1) Like our page Facebook Sunshine Coast Turf Club 

2) Tag @scturfclub

3) Hashtag #scturfclub

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - feature photo

Hot 91 Ladies Oaks Day

For the female gender, the Hot 91 Ladies Oaks Day is like no other in the racing calendar. We wake up, makeup, throw a dress on, style our fascinator, and walk out the door feeling like royalty. There are no other events on the Sunshine Coast where cracking a bottle of bubbles at 8 am is considered completely acceptable, in fact, highly encouraged. On top of sipping bubbles before Midday, we get to dress up to the nines AND wear a hat! Where else on the Sunshine Coast can you dress up, bet and day drink in style? 

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Ladies Oaks Day promotion
Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Ladies Oaks Day promotion ladies

what’s on…

If you’re looking for something extra special, you’ve missed out on the marquees (you must get in early people!), however, there is still availability in the Favourites Function Room. Here you’ll indulge in a 3 course sit down luncheon, drinks package, and Racebook in air-conditioned comfort with a separate bar and tote. Or if you’re more of a ‘let’s relax in the sun and watch the horses run past’ sort of person, then general admission is for you. The Turf Club has really put it on for you this year with a standalone Pimms Bar and a Furphy Beer stall to ensure you remain hydrated all day. Food stalls from Zambrero Mexican, One world food truck and yummy wood fire pizza. Just a side note, if you’re looking for me that day, there’s a very high chance you’ll find me at the Pimm’s bar. 

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Pimms bar, One World Food Truck and Wood fire pizza
Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Zambrero Mexican and Furphy Beer

fashions on the field…

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club has introduced 4 categories for this years Morayfield Shopping Centre Fashions on the Field. Fabulous Filly’s will represent the Ladies ages 18-39 category, marvellous Mare’s in the Ladies 40+ category, the third category are for captivating couples and of course the shining Stallion’s category, our best dressed Male. We have Kerrilly Watts from Ed Harry and Kathryn Edmonds from Style Magazine as our judges. Click here for further information and requirements, and don’t forget to register between 10:30 am – 12 pm on the day!

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Fashions on the Field

entertainment and transport…

Head to the chill out zone to see Alexis Kent Sawford between 10:30 am – 12 pm and then again between races until 4 pm. At 4:30 pm, make your way to the main stage where you’ll be treated to the epic sounds of George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard, Michael Butler, Jason Bovino and Dean Gordon from the band Sheppard (obviously). So say Geronimo, say, Geronimo… Bombs away, bombs away! Don’t forget there are free buses frequently stopping from Caloundra to Noosa, so you don’t need to worry about driving or overindulging on the Furphys. 

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Alexis Kent Sawford, Sheppard and Bus timetable

UBET Moreton Cup

The richest race day the Sunshine Coast Turf Club has ever held. A family-friendly event, the UBET Moreton Cup will cater for a broader audience from serious punters to fashionistas, families, couples and anyone looking for a fun day out. With black type racing and over $1m worth of prize money on offer, it’s fair to say this is quite the serious race event.

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Mounting Yard
Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - horse racing

group and listed races…

Whether you’re a punter or not, there is some serious racing happening here on Saturday. With two Group 2 races and five $100,000 listed races, this is the best the coast has seen. For those of you aren’t overly savvy with horse racing, group and listed races are considered to reflect the highest standard of racing according to the Australia Racing Board. Group 2 races require prize money of at least $175,000. Cheers to that!

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - cheers to black type racing group and listed races

my type of betting …

On Saturday 2nd June, I have a makeup appointment at 5 am and hair at 7 am as I plan to be the first person through those gates come 10:30 am. Of course, I have my Ambassador duties that day, but I also plan to have at least two bets on every race. I like to keep it simple. I’m not one to study the form guide until the pages fall apart, but I also don’t choose a horse because the jockey is wearing pink. For me, a bet each way and a boxed trifecta is the perfect bet considering the time and effort (or lack thereof) I study and research the form guide.

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - Danni's type of betting

food, beverage, and entertainment …

Again, there will be all the wonderful food and beverage stalls available for your convenience. Pimms, Furphy Beer and Woodfire Pizza. While you’re sipping on your beer and stuffing your face with pizza, rock out to Pat Nicholson playing live from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Race Weekend at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club - food, beverage and entertainment

see you there…

That’s it for now! Remember to post your best photo on social media to go into the draw to win 2 x tickets to the Caloundra Cup in style. I’ll be taking over the Sunshine Coast Turf Club Instagram account so stay tuned into Instagram stories to see the happenings in and around the track over Race Weekend!

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Click the links below to purchase tickets now and save.

Hot 91 Ladies Oaks Day – Friday 1st June.

UBET Moreton Cup Raceday – Saturday 2nd June.

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