OPINION: Ipswich Cup Day tipped to break records
IF TICKET sales are anything to go by, this year's Ipswich Cup is on track to be the biggest and best one yet.
The city's epic social event is predicted to be a record-breaking day, with the number of race-goers pouring into the track at Bundamba already tipped to exceed the crowd at Stradbroke Day on Saturday.
Ipswich Cup organisers say the response to ticket sales this year has been nothing short of overwhelming.
Grandstand marquees have sold out and there are only individual tickets available for the infield marquee and general admission entry left to be snapped up in the coming days.
The special deal for general admission tickets this year should no doubt prove attractive to plenty of punters who are tossing up whether it's worth their while to join in the fun at the track.
Appealing to a wider audience should further boost crowd numbers on Saturday and put Ipswich on the map.
Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching says the Ipswich Cup has bucked the trend of crowd numbers dropping at race meetings across the state and it is not hard to see why.
Striving to lure more people to the event has certainly paid off, with Ipswich Cup Day set to the best-attended race day in Queensland this year.