Cup partnerships strong
With just two weeks to go the Channel Seven Ipswich Cup is starting to take shape as marquees go up, cold rooms cool down and the beer gets chilled.
Support is as strong as ever despite the construction still in place at the Turf Club with patrons lining up to get tickets to the big event.
Ray White Ipswich will this year hit a huge milestone supporting the Cup for the 25th consecutive year.
Ipswich Turf Club’s General Manager, Brett Kitching, said the support from the local business community was paramount to the Cup’s success.
“Ray White Ipswich must be commended for their sponsorship that now spans a quarter of a century,” Mr Kitching said.
“We value their support and thank the team for getting behind this important local event.
“Channel Seven is now in its 11th year of sponsorship, Grandview Stud are back for another year and we welcome the TAB and Bendigo Bank who are new to the Cup stable this year.
“We also have tremendous support from the local media organisations including The Queensland Times associates Big Rigs and River 94.9fm plus wider with Sky Channel who broadcasts the raceday internationally.”
“We also work closely with the Ipswich City Council and our beverage suppliers Carlton & United Breweries, Schweppes and Sirromet.”
“It’s also great to welcome our construction partners Broad Constructions to enjoy a day out away from the building zone.”
In addition to sponsors the Club also has a number of local businesses returning to the private marquees.
“Local businesses and sporting clubs have been returning to the Cup every year to host a private marquee either on the grandstand side or on the infield,” Mr Kitching said.
“It’s wonderful to welcome back groups who have been here over 20 years many of whom celebrate the event as the annual community party.”