Sunshine Coast Turf Club

The Sunshine Coast Turf Clubs is one of the most prolific racetracks in South-East Queensland. Roughly 70 race meetings are run at Corbould Park every year, with the club hosting races on Friday nights throughout the summer months, as well as on Sunday afternoons. The Sunshine Coast also hosts a few Saturday metropolitan meetings throughout the year.

Sunnshine Coast Racecourse Profile


Sunshine Coast Turf Club news

HorseBetting’s Queensland racing writers often write news stories on horses, trainers and jockeys from the Sunshine Coast. Here is all of the latest racing news about the Sunshine Coast Turf Club:

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Sunshine Coast betting tips

HorseBetting’s Queensland racing analysts often preview race meetings at the Sunshine Coast. Catch all of the Sunshine Coast horse racing tips here:

Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 27, 2022
Six horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Sunshine Coast Polytrack racing tips & quaddie | 27/5/2022
Nine races will be run on the synthetic track at the Sunshine Coast on Friday evening, with a number of ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 22, 2022
Eight horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Sunshine Coast racing tips
Sunday racing in Queensland heads to the Sunshine Coast this weekend for eight provincial races. HorseBetting's Queensland racing analyst presents ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 18, 2022
Five horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 15, 2022
Seven horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Sunshine Coast Turf Club history

Winx began her run at the Sunny Coast Racing Club
Winx began her remarkable run of 33 straight victories at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club.

The Sunshine Coast held their first race meeting in 1985, while the first synthetic surface in Queensland was built there in 2008 on top of the pre-existing sand track, but racing was rarely run on that horse racing track.

In 2021, Racing Queensland announced that the synthetic track would be upgraded and used once again for the first time in many years as part of a contingency plan to allow rain-affected race meetings to be transferred on to the synthetic surface.

Sunshine Coast’s feature race on their racing calendar is the Group 3 Winx Guineas, which is run on Caloundra Cup Day each year. The 1600m event for three-year-olds was renamed in 2020 in honour of Winx, who famously began her winning run of 33-straight wins in the 2015 edition of the Sunshine Coast Guineas – a good piece of trivia!


Features races at the Sunshine Coast

No Group 1 horse races are held on the Sunshine Coast, but the club does host the final raceday of the Queensland Winter Carnival, typically on the first Saturday in July.

That meeting is headlined by the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m), Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) and Group 3 Winx Guineas (1600m). Throughout the year, the Sunshine Coast also hosts the Listed Mooloolaba Cup (1600m) and Listed Swiss Ace Plate (1000m) in November, and the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) in January.

Sunny Coast Group 1 Thoroughbreds


Sunny Coast track details

There are three tracks at the Sunshine Coast: a turf track, an all-weather synthetic track and a sand training track.

The turf track at Corbould Park Racecourse is one of the more spacious tracks in Queensland, with a home straight that is approximately 400m long and a circumference of 1967m. There are four chute starts at this track: 1000m, 1400m, 1600m and 1800m, but races contested over 1100m, 1200m and 1300m are also started from the 1400m chute. Races which are held over 2200m and 2400m are started in the home straight, with horses required to complete a full lap of the course.

The all-weather synthetic track hosted its first meeting in November 2021. It has a circumference of 1760m and a home straight of 400m.


Where is the Sunshine Coast race track?

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is located approximately eight minutes from Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast at 170 Pierce Avenue. The course is roughly a one hour drive north of Brisbane.


How to get to the Sunny Coast racecourse

There is ample parking available on course for Sunny Coast race days, with most meetings offering free parking throughout the year. There is also a number of pick-up points for taxis and rideshare vehicles like Uber.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club offers Suncoast Cab users free entry into race meetings that are held on Sunday afternoons. Patrons simply have to show their receipt to prove that they were dropped at the races by Suncoast Cabs.

Public transport is also offered, with Translink route 603 doing an hourly trip on Saturday and Sunday, starting and finishing at the racetrack.

Sunshine Coast Turf Club


How to bet on races at the Sunshine Coast

Each and every meeting that is held on the Sunshine Coast is classified as a TAB meeting, which means you can bet on them, regardless of where you are. You are able to bet on the Sunshine Coast races at any TAB venue in Australia, or you can use one of the horse racing bookmakers and sports betting sites we promote.

Betting facilities are also available on course, with a number of bookmakers located at the races, while TAB facilities are also situated in a number of locations.

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