Last ever Ipswich Cup 'Pig Pen'

IT'S the one location at the Ipswich Cup that has become synonymous with having a good time, but sadly the General Admission spot everyone knows as 'The Pig Pen' will have its final hurrah at Saturday's Ipswich Cup.

As usual it will be crammed to the brim with punters and partygoer, but due to renovations and the redevelopment of the Ipswich Turf Club, the Pig Pen will remain only in our memories.

Just like the famous 'Hill' at the Gabba, it will be no more, and future generations will never know the joy of seeing the good times roll as locals are crammed in together in a Winter's day in June.

Brett Kippen is a proud Ipswich local who has been a visitor to the Pig Pen 13 times in the last 15 years.

The proud Ipswich boy says it is sad to see it go, but thinks in the long run it will be good for Ipswich racegoers.

MAY 23: THERE is less than a month to go before the Ipswich Cup and already some of the most in-demand function packages are sold out.

Here's what's left plus a guide to the race that stops Ipswich.

For details and to book see Ipswichturfclub.com.au

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Tickets and packages

General admission: $25

General entry includes access to the track and the after party and live band.

$20 pre-sale and $25 on the day

Lazy Bear Hill Party: $120

"This year's exciting Lazy Bear area will be like having the best backyard party you could imagine while you take in the best views of the track."

Includes entry to the track, access to the after party and live band and a six hour beverage package from 11am and a three hour buffet of party finger food.

 Corona Infield Marquee: $160

"Infield public marquee, suitable for people buying individual tickets. It is a large shared marquee for people who want to buy into a marquee package without securing their own private marquee."

Includes entry to the track, access to the after party and live band, access to the DJ festival, six hour beverage package from 11am and a three hour standard finger food package.

PIMMS'S Lawn Party: $175

"The acoustic music makes you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy the action of the live races. You can purchase individual tickets into this area."

Includes entry to the track, live music, access to the after party and live band, six hour beverage package from 11am and three hour premium finger food package.

Bundaberg Rum Home Turn Experience: $185.

"Enjoy your day at the races from the raised, trackside deck in our premium marquee. You can purchase individual tickets into this marquee."

Includes entry to the track, live music, access to the after party and live band, six hour beverage package from 11am, premium poured spirits, three hour premium finger food package.

Infield Marquee: $160. sold out

"These private marquees have access to the DJ festival as well as a trackside view of the racing in the home straight. You require a minimum of 40 guests to host a private Infield Marquee."

Includes entry to the track, access to the after party and live band, access to the DJ festival, six hour beverage package from 11am and a three hour standard finger food package.

Grandstand Marquee: $165. sold out

"A private marquee with trackside view of the racing in the home straight. You require a minimum of 40 guests to host a private Grandstand Marquee."

Includes entry to the track, access to the after party and live band, six hour beverage package from 11am and a three hour standard finger food package.

For private marquee enquiries please contact the Ipswich Turf Club on (07) 3282 1500 or email marquees@ipswichturfclub.com.au.

Transport

A shuttle bus will operate from both the Booval and Bundamba Train Stations transporting patrons to the Ipswich Turf Club.

Fashions on the Field

Judging categories:

Categories are Most Fashionable Female, Best Dressed Male and Finest Couple

Prizes:

Most Fashionable Female
First prize: 1 x $800 
Second prize: 1 x $500
Third prize: 1 x $250


Category 2 - Best Dressed Male
First prize: 1 x $800 
Second prize: 1 x $500 
Third prize: 1 x $250 


Category 3 - Finest Couple
First prize: 1 x $800 
Second prize: 1 x $500 
Third prize: 1 x $250

To register see https://www.riverlink.net.au/event-registration.php