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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

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