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SIREN SUNDAY FAMILY FUN DAY


The Club’s next race meeting is this Sunday 15 December and our valued partners Siren Bar & Restaurant will present the Siren Sunday Family Fun Day. A free jumping castle and face painting will entertain the kids so bring along the family for a great afternoon out. Siren Bar & Restaurant have chosen a very worthy charity partner, Bravehearts, a national charity that aims to empower, educate and protect children by providing healing and support, engendering child sexual assault prevention and protection strategies; advocating for understanding and promoting increased education and research. For more information on the charity you can visit www.bravehearts.org.au.

 
 
   
 
 
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SEPPELT BLACK OPAL STAKES & ACTTAB CANBERRA CUP – SUNDAY 9 MARCH 2014


There is no slowing down for the staff at this time of year, and plans are under way for the 2014 Seppelt Black Opal Stakes and ACTTAB Canberra Cup day.

Ballots for Black Opal Room tables were sent with your renewal papers and must be received by close of business (5pm) Friday 14 February 2014. The draw will take place on Monday 17 February 2014 and you will be notified by phone if you have been drawn. Payment must be received by Friday 21 February 2014. The Silks Room is booked for the official Chairman’s luncheon and already Rich Reward Room is close to being sold out.

 
 
 
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BLACK OPAL STAKES PACKAGES


Rich Reward Room Platinum Luncheon - Level 2


For the premium race day experience, the Rich Reward Room is a winner!  Relax in air-conditioned comfort in one of the best seats in the house.  Overlooking the track on level 2 of the Acton Stand, you will be swept up in the excitement with views of the Ainslie, Majura and Black Mountains, the Myer Fashions on the field stage, the track and home straight.  Round tables of 10 are available.  Tables for fewer numbers will share. Limited numbers available.


Package includes:

  • Complimentary admission into the racecourse;

  • Admission into the Rich Reward Room;

  • Race book for each guest;

  • A sit down 3 course luncheon; ( Menu details will be available shortly);

  • 5 hour beverage package including a selection from the range of red, white and sparkling wine, heavy, mid and light beers, free-pour basic spirits, soft drink and orange juice;

  • Private bar and amenities;

  • Exclusive ACTTAB and Bookmaker facilities; and

  • Company table signage for tables of 10.

  • Price (Incl GST) $220 per person



Home Straight Marquees


Entertain your guests, network with clients or enjoy the Black Opal Stakes with friends in your own private marquee are located on Home Straight with track views at the 300 metre mark.  A short walk to the Myer Fashions on the Field stage. Package includes:


  • Complimentary admission into the racecourse;

  • Admission into your own private position in the marquee;

  • Marquee fence signage;

  • Delicious hot buffet menu;(Menu details will be available shortly);

  • Race books;

  • 5 hour beverage package including a selection of red, white and sparkling wine, heavy, mid and light beers, soft drink and orange juice from your private bar. You can add Spirits to the package for an extra $15 per person; and

  • ACTTAB, Bookmaker and amenities close by.

  • Additional marquee decoration is encouraged and will be discussed at time of booking.

  • Price (Incl GST) $240 per person – Minimum 20pp



The Opal Marquee - Shared Marquee on the Sponsors Mound


Located in Position 1 on the exclusive Sponsors Mound you can book into this shared marquee for small to large groups. Tastefully decorated, the Opal Marquee overlooks the Mounting Yard and the track only a few metres from the winning post. Enjoy the garden area or relax near your private bar, there is nothing to do here but enjoy the surroundings and atmosphere of the race day.


Package includes:


  • Complimentary admission into the racecourse;

  • Admission into The Opal marquee;

  • Delicious hot buffet menu; (Menu details will be available shortly);

  • Race books;

  • 5 hour beverage package including a selection of red, white and sparkling wine, heavy, mid and light beers, RTD Spirits, soft drink and orange juice from your private bar; and

  • ACTTAB, Bookmaker and amenities close by.

  • Price (Incl GST) $240 per person
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Catbird Lane  - Individual and Shared Marquees
NEW AND IMPROVED


Purchase your all inclusive ticket into Catbird Lane and let us do all the work for you! Local DJ’s will entertain inside the Catbird Lane area.  Exclusive individual marquees for corporate or social groups.  Book for a marquee of minimum 20 guests up to 200. 


 

Package includes:


  • Complimentary admission;

  • Exclusive Area

  • Access to Catbird Lane, private marquee;

  • Shared bar with a 5 hour standard beverage package and RTD spirits;

  • A delicious central buffet menu;(Menu details will be available shortly);

  • Race books; and

  • Televisions, ACTTAB, bookmakers and amenities close by, security and a fantastic lively atmosphere!

Catbird Lane has its own private track viewing area just a short stroll away.  Patrons are urged to decorate their private marquees and can discuss these options upon booking. Balloons and other flyaway material are not permitted.

*Please note – drinks are not to be taken out of the area and must remain within the Catbird Lane perimeters.

Price (Incl GST) $180 per person ( Minimum 20 people) or $180 per person in the Shared Marquee.




Picnic Place – At the 300 metre mark in front of track
NEW AND IMPROVED


Now featuring private bar facilities, this popular feature race day location provides a great race day vibe and is perfect for those seeking a secure position, close to the track and Myer Fashions on the Field stage.  Use it as your base whilst still enjoying the freedom to mingle around the racecourse.  View the races from your table in the reserved area with views of the trackside super screen.  Bring your own picnic hamper and enjoy a prime position at a fraction of the cost.  Please note - alcohol is not to be brought inside the racecourse and sharp objects are prohibited, please bring plastic cutlery. 

Package includes:

  • Complimentary admission into the racecourse;

  • Admission into Picnic Place;

  • Reserved picnic table, 6 chairs and umbrella coverage. Please note umbrellas are not rain proof; and

  • A private bar – beverages sold by the glass (plasticware used)

  • Price (Incl GST) $380 per site

 
 
 
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AUSTRALIAN RACING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND AWARDS DINNER


On the evening of the Black Opal Stakes we welcome our members and guests to join some of racing’s elite at the 2014 Australian Racing Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner held at the National Gallery of Australia. From 7:00pm there will be an evening of racing glitz and glamour as 11 racing identities will receive their induction to the Hall of Fame.

Tickets are being sold online through Ticketek or at any Ticketek office. Early bird ticket special is $150 per person (full price $175 per person) or tables of 10 for $1500 until 31 December 2013. From 1 January 2014 to 26 February 2014 the ticket price is $175 per person or $1500 for a table of 10. Ticket includes a three course meal and beverages. If you can’t make the evening you could always watch the live broadcast on Sky Channel.

To purchase your tickets online click here.

 
 
 
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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING


On Friday 13 December, the Minister for Racing & Gaming Ms Joy Burch will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT Government and the three codes of racing (Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhounds) in the ACT.

The signing of this documentation is a historic occasion, as it is the first document between the ACT Government and the ACT racing industry which covers such subjects as funding, performance reporting objectives, structure and governance, maintenance of integrity, the administration of race field information and charging and the racing appeals tribunal. The signing of this document will take place at Thoroughbred Park at 10am on Friday 13 December in the Mounting Yard, and we encourage you to attend. The event will be followed by a morning tea.

 
 
 
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CANBERRA STARS


Capital Commander had a welcome return to the winners circle recently with her Saturday Metropolitan win in a Benchmark 1600m at Randwick on 9 November. Congratulations to all of the connections.

Congratulations to jockey Richard Bensley who rode twelve winners during the month of November. Included in his wins was a treble at Canberra on 29 November and doubles at Tumut and Gundagai.

 
 
 
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND OFFICE OPENING HOURS


Committee, Management and Staff of the Canberra Racing Club wish you a very happy and safe Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. We thank you for your support this year which has been a great year for the Club.

Our office will remain open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday except for the scheduled public holidays. Race meetings will be conducted on: Friday 27 December 2013 and Friday 10 January 2014

 
 
 
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