WEETWOOD ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS
THOUSANDS of racing enthusiasts are expected to flow through the gates of Clifford Park this Saturday for the 2018 Audi Centre Toowoomba Weetwood.
The event, featuring three Black Type Races – the Listed Audi Centre Toowoomba Weetwood Handicap, the UBET Toowoomba Cup and the Moore Trailers Toowoomba Guineas – will be complimented by six other feature races.
Toowoomba Turf Club Chief Executive Officer Blair Odgers is optimistic about a successful race event.
“The momentum and excitement for the event is really strong. All indicators are that we’ll have a wonderful race day.
“General admission pre-sale tickets are up 15% on 2017 comparative sales a week out.
“Our new reserved packages have been well received. The Event Group Toowoomba Birdcage, on the Dalrello Deck, has sold out; and our Gold Class Grandstand package is nearing capacity.
“Ticket sales in the VIP Audi Centre Toowoomba dining package are 13% ahead of sales at this point in 2017 and we’re confident the renovations in the new Clive Berghofer Grande Atrium will be well received on the day.”
Mr Odgers is also eager for fine weather on the day and day’s lead-up to the event for associated Weetwood Week events – such as the all-important Barrier Draw (Wed, April 4 – The Walton Stores, 11am) and the UBET Calcutta Sportsman’s Lunch (Fri, April 6 – Clifford Park Clive Berghofer Grande Atrium).
“The week’s weather forecast looks exceptional and we’re hopeful that the sunshine will remain for Saturday as forecast.”
Ticketing for Weetwood reserved dining are still available for purchase via the website: www.weetwood.com.au or by calling the Clifford Park office.
WEETWOOD TICKETING AVAILABLE:
• UBET Weetwood Calcutta Sportsman’s Lunch ($85pp)
• General admission – Early Bird ticketing cut-off 12 noon WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
• Audi Centre Toowoomba VIP Dining (Clive Berghofer Grande Atrium, $225pp)
• JJ Atkins Members’ Reserved Dining ($155)
• Gold Class Grandstand ($85pp)
WEETWOOD EVENTS AT A GLANCE:
Barrier Draw – Wednesday, April 4
Held at The Walton Stores in Toowoomba’s CBD at 11am, join Clifford Park, trainers and connections for the draw that will seal the fate for Toowoomba’s biggest race event of the year. Enjoy an early lunch – including a Weetwood burger meal deal from Hello Harry – and find out which barrier is drawn for each runner of the Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup.
UBET Weetwood Calcutta Sportsman’s Lunch – Friday, April 6
Featuring two-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Jim “The Pumper” Cassidy and Queensland rugby league hero Billy Moore. Held inside the new Clive Berghofer Grande Atrium at Clifford Park. Hear the speakers, plus your chance to cash-in big by selecting the winner of the Weetwood. Tickets $85 per person (includes two course lunch and one Calcutta raffle ticket). To purchase Calcutta tickets, visit www.weetwood.com.au or call the Clifford Park office on 4634 6066.