A women's lobby group says plans to race bikini-clad women down a horse track is "tacky" and "stupid".The Gold Coast Turf Club's Bikini Track Sprint, being held in December, sees women compete in the new novelty event for the major prize of $5,000.
"Bikini and suitable running shoes are conditions of this competition," the club's website said.
"Competition is open to fillies and mares.
"Celebrate the first weekend of summer with live racing action, music and entertainment - plus a bevy of lovely ladies down the racetrack to win a mountain of cold hard cash!"
A similar event is held at the Hollywood Park race track in the United States each year.