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Havana Brown a major drawcard at Ipswich Cup

Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching prepares for the Ipswich Cup. Kate Czerny

RECORD-breaking numbers are expected at this year's Ipswich Cup, with more than 20,000 race-goers predicted to walk through the turf club gates on Saturday.

Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said tickets were selling out at an overwhelming rate.

"Tickets have been selling like hotcakes," he said.

"The grandstand marquees sold out two months ago and there are only individual tickets available for the infield marquee and general admission entry left.

"With the number of pre-sales we've had so far, we know it's going to be a bumper day."

Mr Kitching said entertainment this year was set to be bigger and better than ever.

"The Ipswich Cup is the biggest event on the city's social calender," he said.

"This year we've taken it a step up and we've added an international act, DJ Havana Brown, who will be flying in by helicopter.

"To have an act like that come to Ipswich is a very big deal."

There will be a range of live entertainment throughout the day, with Electric 80s rocking the afterparty with a set of classic anthems.

"I've been to every Ipswich Cup since 1978 and I go for the same reason as everyone else, to catch up with old mates and enjoy the social atmosphere of the day," Mr Kitching said.

"The cup will have something for everyone.

"It'll be a day filled with colourful live racing, fashions on the field, entertainment, a world record attempt and a range of food and beverages."

This year pre-purchased general admission tickets cost $10 and include a free beer or wine upon arrival.

Remaining tickets for the in-field marquee cost $150 per person, including entry, a six-hour beverage package, hot finger food and the after party.

To pre-book tickets visit ipswichturfclub.com.au or phone 3282 1500.


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