SINCE 1848

From horse racing to wedding ceremonies and receptions, markets and conferences, family dining and sports bar entertainment, we have something for everyone.

The Ipswich Turf Club has undertaken a major transformation over the past few years and now incorporates more than just horse racing. From mid-2020, the Club will trade as the Ipswich Events & Entertainment Centre embracing the multi-faceted offering.

The Ipswich Events & Entertainment Centre now offers multiple rooms for functions ranging from small intimate functions to larger outdoor events. The new Grange Lounge is the newest function space in Ipswich and offers a contemporary venue overlooking the racecourse.

While there is a new name for the venue, the Ipswich Turf Club maintains an important piece in the historical background of the venue. The Club’s imperative is to promote and protect the sport of thoroughbred horse racing in Ipswich.

The Ipswich Turf Club Incorporated is a proud and historic Club having grown from the first races held in the Ipswich area in 1848,     to the first official race meeting in Queensland in 1859. Then forming the Ipswich Amateur Turf Club in 1890 to race at the Bundamba Racecourse.     The Club was renamed in 1988 and the track renamed in 1991 to become The Ipswich Turf Club, racing at the Ipswich Racecourse.

There are approximately 45 race meetings each year including a number of Saturday meetings, one of which is the famous Ipswich Cup which attracts over 15,000 patrons.

Honour Board

  • 2009 Queensland Racing Horse of the Year & Industry Awards – Best Media Award
  • 2010-11 Ipswich Business Awards – Tourism/Event of the Year (Ipswich Cup)
  • 2011 Qld Training Awards – Small Employer of the Year
  • 2012 City of Ipswich Australia Day – Community Event Award Citywide Category (Ipswich Cup)
  • 2013 City of Ipswich Sports Awards – Event of the Year (Ipswich Cup)
  • 2016 Ipswich Business Awards –President’s Award
  • 2021 Ipswich Business Excellence Awards –Tourism/Business Event of the Year (Ipswich Cup)