For anyone looking for a fun filled inexpensive day out, head to the Sunshine Coast Racetrack at Caloundra, also known as Corbould Park. With crowds now surpassing over 100,000 annually; it all kicks off in January for the Summer Racing Carnival, with the $100,000 listed Sunshine Coast Cup held over 1400 metres. Taking place in July in the midst of the Winter Carnival in Queensland, the Caloundra Cup Carnival is held over a two day period with over $750,000 in prizemoney on offer.
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Heading into the Winter Racing Carnival in June, and coinciding with the Caloundra Show Day, the Sunshine Coast Ladies Oaks Day is now becoming one of the most popular race meetings for the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Corbould Racecourse has a relatively relaxed atmosphere, and as such there is no real dress code, although members must adhere to the smart casual dress regulations in the designated areas.
Boasting 3 surfaces, night meetings, racing every Sunday as well as over 70 race meetings a year; it’s fair to say that the racing at the Sunshine Coast is doing well.
Not only does the race club have a grass training track and a grass proper track they also have installed a state of the art, one of a kind cushion “synthetic” track which is an all-weather track. Millions of dollars was not only invested into this project in the 2007/08 racing season but only twelve months later they installed lighting to start hosting night meetings to further enhance their weekly Sunday race meetings with accommodation for over 250 stables.