Community

Ipswich Cup Calcutta adds a dash of spice to

IN TO WIN: Craig Quinn with his son Trent Quinn and Michael Kelly at the 2014 Ipswich Cup Calcutta event at North Ipswich Reserve on Thursday evening.
IN TO WIN: Craig Quinn with his son Trent Quinn and Michael Kelly at the 2014 Ipswich Cup Calcutta event at North Ipswich Reserve on Thursday evening. Sarah Harvey

THERE will be a lot more cheering at the Ipswich Cup after the running of the Swich On Calcutta.

The Ipswich charity organisation revived the great tradition of the Ipswich Cup Calcutta on Thursday night. A combination of lottery and auction, it was a part of the Ipswich Cup build-up until 2002.

Swich On vice-president Grant Lowe was pleased with the Calcutta at the North Ipswich Reserve Function Centre.

There was a starting pool of $5000 donated by Betfair and the Cup favourite Ironstein attracted the top bid of $2400.

Ten per cent of the total prize pool will be donated to the Blaise Wyatt Foundation.

"The total prize pool was $15,000 plus, with $1715 raised for Blaise," Mr Lowe said. "The prizes will be distributed immediately after the Cup when correct weight is called.

"To claim winnings you must provide ID and your horse owner's certificate at the Jibboom Lounge at Ipswich racetrack." 

See SwichOn.com.au

Topics:  ipswich cup




Man accused of indecently assaulting health worker

A view of the Ipswich Hospital from the corner of East and Court Street. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

It's alleged the attacker threatened the woman with a knife

Six injured in three car pile up

Paramedics on scene of peak-hour multi-vehicle prang

Woolworths latest: Uncertainty hangs over Ipswich site

NSW and Victoria to be hit by retrenchments

Latest deals and offers

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

Michael Jackson's jailed doctor wants his license back

Conrad Murray wants his medical licence back.

Pokemon Go: "Trading" on the horizon as game evolves

No Caption

Pokemon GO players will soon be able to trade with other trainers

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles