The Sunshine Coast Turf Club opened in 1985 and has been running horse racing meetings ever since. Located in the popular suburb of Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is easily accessible via the Bruce Highway.
Having an all-weather synthetic track, this race course holds racing events all year round, including Access Insulation Sunshine Coast Cup Day (January), Ladies Oaks Day (May) and Caloundra Cup Day (July).
Sunshine Coast Turf Club – Race Dates & Events, Qld
There are a number of race meets held at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, but none more famous than the Caloundra Cup Day, held in July each year. Those attending this famous race can expect high class racing with some of the best horses and jockeys from all over Australia. With this race day attracting over 6000 patrons, the Caloundra Cup day is a must attend event for those visiting the Sunshine Coast in the winter months.
If coming to the track on any of the featured racedays, or just for a bit of weekend racing, feel free to bring your kids as there are supervised child minding facilities on site with the Klip Klop Club which allows parents to drop their kids off and enjoy an afternoon of racing. The Klip Klop Club is for children aged 3 – 12 and is run by a gold coin donation.
Those purchasing tickets to the racedays are advised to bring cash as there are no EFTPOS facilities at the admissions gates. There are however four ATM’s located within the venue. Please note that food, beverages and betting can only be purchased with cash.
There is ample parking in the main parking area off Pierce Avenue, as well as members parking for club members. If you prefer to leave the car at home, note that on the featured race days, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club offers bus services from Noosa South down to Caloundra and out to the race course. This is great for those who would like to enjoy a drink or two at the races, without the worry of leaving your car.
So come on down to the Sunshine Coast Turf Club at Caloundra and enjoy a day of horse racing. For those looking for accommodation in Caloundra or the surrounding suburbs, click the link below for the best accommodation deals.