The crowd at Corbould Park for last year's Melbourne Cup.
The crowd at Corbould Park for last year's Melbourne Cup. Che Chapman

Thousands to flock to Corbould Park for races

MORE than 6000 racegoers took to Corbould Park last year to watch all the Melbourne Cup action and a similar crowd is expected at the race course again today.

Sunshine Coast Turf Club will host racing from 1.23pm until 5.14pm with six races and a total of $60,000 in prize money to be hotly-contested by the Coast's top trainers and jockeys.

There's plenty of entertainment off the track too at the Sunshine Coast track with roving entertainment and a fashions on the field competition for both men and women on the main stage from 12.15pm.

A 55 sq m big screen TV will also be on the course to live stream the race from Flemington at 2pm.

The soundtrack for the day will be provided by DJ Favourite Son at the Summer Bright Party Hub.

Gates to the 18+ event open at 9.30am with tickets $20 for adults and $15 for concessions.



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