The Sunshine Coast racecourse, also known as Corbould Park is situated in Brisbane Australia. Its surface is the first of its kind in the country, being a mixture of turf and synthetic grass.
This surface has proven to be safer for jockeys, as well as kinder on horse’s legs than a plain turf track.
Sunshine Coast is an all weather track thanks to its one of a kind surface and this means that races take place all year round, with no restrictions whatsoever. The mixture of grass and synthetic can be run on even in the most inclement weather, which in turn means fewer race cancellations.
The Sunshine Coast racecourse promotes itself as an exclusive events venue. Restaurants and entertainment are situated around the complex, as well as a dedicated TAB and betting area. There are several bookies based at the track offering a variety of odds on various races. Race days are marketed as adult events, with classy dress codes and wagering.
Races are held twice a week in summer on every Sunday and selected Friday nights. The Friday night racing is a popular event with a good turnout and a great atmosphere and is a favourite with young and old punters alike.
The main races held at the Sunshine Coast are the Caloundra Cup Carnival which is a series of races ranging from 1200m up to the actual Cup which is run over 2400 meters. The main race is listed and attracts horses from all over the country, providing a full field with good betting options.
In the past horses such as the very good mare Zennista have won the cup and gone on to race in black type and group one races elsewhere in the country.
Advantageous for Punters
The Caloundra Cup is an advantageous carnival for punters as it is raced right at the end of the racing season. This means that there has been plenty of time throughout the year to watch horses and jockeys and analyse their form. The Cup comes at the tail end of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, after the Tattersall’s Tiara Day and Ipswich Cup, both of which are listed races, which combined with the Caloundra Cup, for part of a winning streak that trainers aim for.
Placing a Bet
If you do not wish to brave the crowds and dress up for the race day down at the track, there is always the option to place a bet online with one of the betting sites that offer odds on the Caloundra Cup. These sites can be found using your web browser. Many sites also have a mobile option or app, which means that one can place a bet on a horse at the Cup from anywhere that you are. Be sure to check out a number of different sites before settling on one if you have not used online betting before. Different sites may offer different odds depending on their member’s wagers as well as tipsters advise.