Ipswich’s biggest social event of the year, the TAB Ipswich Cup, is back and is expected to be bigger and better than ever as part of this year’s Festival of Horsepower.
The event on Saturday 19 June 9am and is expected to attract more than 20,000 racegoers for a day of great entertainment.
Mayor Teresa Harding said the Ipswich Cup is a great opportunity to support one of Ipswich’s longest-running traditions.
“The Cup has showcased the best of regional racing and brought our community together for 155 years,” Mayor Harding said.
“Now, it is the leading social event in the Festival of Horsepower and the largest regional race day in the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.”
This year’s event features a host of areas to enjoy the racing and social festivities including trackside marquees and Fashions on the Field, now including a local lad and lass category.
Ipswich Turf Club CEO Tim Dunn said the Ipswich Cup is hugely important to the community and being part of the Festival of Horsepower this year has helped expand the event even more.
“The Ipswich Cup has a strong foothold on the horse racing calendar already and including other Ipswich events into a festival has allowed us to widen the reach to expand outside of the Ipswich region,” he said.
“It is much more than just a horse race, it is a wonderful social event that has for many years been bringing the greater Ipswich community together.
“With COVID interrupting and unfortunately cancelling the event last year, we are excited to welcome everyone back to the Club in 2021.
“Since the running of the last Ipswich Cup, the venue has completed a $25 million redevelopment and this is the first year the greater community will experience the new facilities.”
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