Gold Coast Turf Club

Gold Coast Turf Club
Gold Coast Turf Club
Sports-Surfers Paradise, QLD
ABOUT THE GOLD COAST TURF CLUB The Gold Coast Turf Club is renowned as one of Australia's most prestigious horse racing and entertainment venues, located just 5 minutes from Surfers Paradis..
Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217.
Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217.
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ABOUT THE GOLD COAST TURF CLUB The Gold Coast Turf Club is renowned as one of Australia's most prestigious horse racing and entertainment venues, located just 5 minutes from Surfers Paradise. The Club hosts over 58 race meetings each year, racing every Saturday, and plays host to major carnivals and feature racedays including Magic Millions Raceday, Australia's most glamourous racing carnival. REDEVELOPMENT The Club is currently undergoing a $35.4 million redevelopment which will triple the number of hospitality and partnership options currently offered by the Club, for racedays and non-raceday functions. The redevelopment will be finalised in time for the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival. New corporate suites, luxurious bars, lounges and dining areas give our corporate partners the opportunity to impress their guests in highly functional and elegant function spaces. ATTENDANCE We attract 3,000 raceday patrons every week including the general public, GCTC Members and their guests, function attendees, corporate guests and sponsors. MEDIA Our weekly Races reach over 2 million people every Saturday via our Club partner, Sky Racing (at over 5,100 licensed venues nationwide), Foxtel (in private homes) and Sky Racing mobile subscribers. LOCATION Our central location, the new sophisticated facilities and unique outlook of the sparkling Surfers Paradise skyline, makes the Gold Coast Turf Club the ideal place to entertain and impress your guests.

Racing on the Gold Coast dates back to the 1890's when an occasional public meeting was run in the old cane paddocks of Bundall, not far from the present Gold Coast Turf Club.

Regular racing at its present headquarters began on 15 May 1946 when the club was known as the Southport and District Amateur Race Club (formed on 17 March 1946). Racing in those days was on a sand track.

In January 1971, the club began conducting races every Saturday. In August of that year the Club launched the Newmarket-Gold Coast Cup three-day carnival on a quality grass track. Back then the race was sponsored by Carlton and United Breweries and carried prizemoney of just $2,000.

In 1974, the Prime Minister's Cup was launched, carrying Australia's richest purse for a provincial race of $30,000 and in 2002, the Prime Minister's Cup, then sponsored by Conrad Jupiters, became a stand-alone Saturday race meeting.

In 2006 a record crowd of over 7500 people witnessed the running of the Carlton Draught Prime Minister's Cup which included a record prizepool for the raceday of $1.16million.

Hosting approximately 60 race meetings each season, the Gold Coast Turf Club is also home to several highly anticipated major events. The largest of these is the Magic Millions Carnival held annually in January over 19 days.

Other featured events include the prestigious Melbourne Cup Raceday, Prime Minister's Cup Carnival, Easter Carnival, Gold Coast Stakes Raceday and Gold Coast City Cup Raceday.

The Gold Coast Turf Club has become one of the most sought after function venues on the Gold Coast. Both Raceday and non-raceday functions are held throughout the year in a number of unique venues including the Winners Circle, Dome, Paradise Room, Southern Lawn Marquee, Board Room and the Magic Millions Bar, our major feature events throughout the year are booked out months prior to the day!

Members and the public have the choice of over a dozen separate bars, restaurants, cafes and bistros.  Friendly faces, changing activities and events, a great ambience and the sensational 180 degree views in both members and public lounges will ensure the day's experience becomes the best social outing you can have.

So... whether with your partner, family, friends, social or sporting club, make a date for a day at the track to soak up a truly exciting and glorious atmosphere.

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