On track for record crowd at Ipswich Cup
THE 2015 Ipswich Cup is shaping up to be the biggest race meeting in Queensland this year, with a record-breaking crowd set to walk through the gates on Saturday.
Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said more than 20,000 race-goers were expected to join in the massive event at the Bundamba track.
"Tickets have been selling like hotcakes," he said.
"The grandstand marquees sold out two months ago and there are only individual tickets available for the infield marquee and general admission entry left.
"With the number of pre-sales we've had so far, we know it's going to be a bumper day."
Mr Kitching said the Ipswich Cup was the biggest event on the city's social calendar, with international act DJ Havana Brown being a major drawcard.
"To have an act like that come to Ipswich is a very big deal," he said.
"Across the country, attendances at race meetings are declining but in Ipswich they are continuing to grow.
"Racetracks at the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast had around 10,000 attendees between them, we're set to double that in one race meeting. People will need to get in quick."
This year a special deal for general admission has been introduced to make the event more affordable for punters - and further boost crowd numbers.
Pre-purchased general admission tickets will cost $10 and include a free beer or wine upon arrival.
Visit ipswichturfclub.com.au or phone 3282 1500 for more details.