EXCITED: Sunshine Coast Turf Club CEO John Miller says the track will be soft but fine for Saturday's Caloundra Cup.
EXCITED: Sunshine Coast Turf Club CEO John Miller says the track will be soft but fine for Saturday's Caloundra Cup. Craig Warhurst

Things looking good for Caloundra Cup Day

RACING: Despite days of rain, Sunshine Coast Turf Club CEO John Miller says everything is looking good for this weekend's Caloundra Cup.

Miller said recent rain wasn't a concern but he needed things to clear up on Friday and Saturday.

Track work riders had been using Corbould Park's synthetic inner track in an effort to protect the turf for the big day.

"At the moment the forecast looks pretty good for us hopefully ... Friday clear into Saturday," Miller said.

"The track will be around that soft range but we are in the middle of winter now so that's okay, you just don't want to get it too heavy.

"We've had a week off racing last weekend so it's in really good nick."

Miller said there was a quality field for the Caloundra Cup, saying Tradesman was the horse to beat.

Victoria's leading trainer Darren Weir has brought his stayer to the Coast after winning the Ipswich Cup two weeks ago and after running second in the Tatt's Cup last weekend.

Miller said there was three excellent "black-type" races with the Group Three race, the Sunshine Coast Guineas growing in stature.

"The Guineas is the first race Winks won in its sequence of 25," Miller said.

"This is where it all began, so to speak, and ever since she won there has been some good horses go on.

"Last year's winner, Crack Me Up, went on to win group races."

Miller hoped the community came out and supported their local race day.

"We have something for everyone," he said.

Fashions on the field, jumping castles for kids and live music between races is just some of the entertainment scheduled.

New bars and food vans are also making their first appearance at Corbould Park.



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