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Annual General Meeting


At the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 14 October 2014 three committee members were re-elected to Committee being Paul Meiklejohn, Paul Miller and Tim Olive and two new committee members were elected being Les Boag and Stephen Heppenstall. Peter Faulkner and Garry Moffitt retired from Committee and did not offer themselves for re-election. At the AGM, Members voted to admit Peter Faulkner as a Life Member of the Club.

 
 
 
   
 
 
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Unbridled – A festival of horses, music and food Saturday 15 November 2014


Let your forelock loose and get fancy free at Unbridled, the best new fest in town.


Not only will the festival honor all that is wonderful about our four-hoofed friends but will also be a celebration of fantastic music and delectable food. Unbridled brings you a jam-packed program with something for everyone. There will be amazing equestrian displays including barrel racing, horse boarding and horse handling, engaging and informative demos and talks and a full day of brilliant music and a Grand Bazaar packed with unique wares and foods from across the globe.


For a full program and ticket sales please visit www.unbridledfestival.com.


Members please note, this is a ticketed event and the front gate entry will be locked on Saturday 15 November. If you require access on the day please contact administration. Full details of access for Thoroughbred Club patrons is available in the Thoroughbred Club on Saturday’s prior to the day.

 
 
 
   
 
 
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ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day


 
 
 
   
 
 
 

Preparations are well under way for the race that stops the nation. Marquee structures and functions rooms will be set up over the next week. We hope that you can make it for the afternoon of racing and excitement that the Cup day brings. The Melbourne Cup will be run at 3pm, the first race in Canberra is at 12:42pm and the last at 5:40pm. Form is available on the website from Friday 10:30am and you can also access the form on compatible smart phones on-course using the free Wi-Fi access.


Please ensure you have your current year membership card for the members’ car park and for scanning on entry. If you have misplaced your membership card you will need to contact the office prior to the day. Please make sure you have your membership card as they will not be issued on the day. Replacement cards incur a $35 administration fee.


The following member facilities are available for Canberra Racing Club members and ticket holders:


Winning Post Bar

  • Bar facilities
  • Winning Post Cafe – coffee, sandwiches and cheese platters
  • ACTTAB outlet and 2 x ACTTAB self-service terminals
  • Television screens for race viewing and local replay
  • Price fluctuation screens
  • Efpos from ACTTAB
  • Unreserved tables x 26, with x 84 chairs
  • Outside seating x 64 and standing area
  • Racebooks for sale
  • ACTTAB Sportsbet
  • Toilets

Black Opal Room


Members please note that tables in the Black Opal Room are reserved. Partitions will identify reserved area with a standing area at the far end of the room.

  • Bar facilities
  • Carvery & Cheese Platters and coffee/tea facilities
  • ACTTAB outlet & 2 x ACTTAB self-service terminals
  • Television screens for viewing and price fluctuations
  • Eftpos from ACTTAB
  • Racebooks for sale
  • Toilets

Thoroughbred Club

  • Bar facilities
  • Cappuccino coffee and snack bar & cheese platters
  • ACTTAB outlet & 1 ACTTAB self-service terminal
  • Televisions for race viewing and price fluctuations
  • Unreserved tables and seating x 60
  • ATM machine
  • Chip and chocolate vending machine
  • ACTTAB Sportsbet
  • Toilets

Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand

  • Seating for race viewing
  • All day seating
  • Member only seating area northern end

Car Parking

  • Members car park – please ensure you have your members card to access parking. (Car parking passes are no longer issued)

Please Note

  • If you have any issues arise on the day report to the Bar Supervisor in each room who has radio communication to administration
  • Please ensure you have your current membership card
  • Bars open at 10am and close at 6pm
  • A disabled toilet is located at the far end of Silks Room, to access ask door person at Rich Reward Room and Silks Room for access which will be granted for disabled members

LIVE MUSIC and Entertainment


This years’ ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day have added live music to the already stellar program of entertainment. The Funky Fedora’s will play throughout the day on music stage as you enter the Betting Ring. The Fashions on the field competition, now sponsored by Canberra Outlet Centre for ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Day, are for Classic Mens and Classic Ladies categories only. Each lady entrant will receive a $20 beauty voucher from Extend your Beauty by Jess in Harrison.

 
 
 
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Canberra Outlet Centre Fashions on the field at ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day


 
 
 
   
 
 
 

Registrations for this year’s Canberra Outlet Centre Fashions on the field competition will open at 12:00 noon and close at 1:30pm. Heat 1 of Classic Ladies Racewear will begin at 1:30pm. Prizes on offer this year are:


Classic Ladies Racewear


1st Prize - Sash, $1000 Canberra Outlet Centre Gift Card, $500 Review gift card, $500 cash, 3D volume Eyelash extensions plus 5 x spray tans valued at $355, the Spirited Ultimate Museum experience package at the National Museum of Australia for two, Roses Only gift box, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling.


2nd Prize - $200 Canberra Outlet Centre gift card, $300 Review gift card, Full set Mink eyelash extensions and 2 x spray tans, $150, $200 cash, Roses Only Gift Box, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling.


3rd Prize - $100 Canberra Outlet Centre gift card, $200 Review gift card, $100 cash, Full set Silk eyelash extensions $100, Roses Only Gift Box, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling.



Total Value of Classic Ladies Racewear $4,550.


Classic Mens Racewear


1st Prize - Sash, $1000 Canberra Outlet Centre gift card, $500 cash, Ultimate experience at Spirited National Museum of Australia for two, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling, the Spirited Ultimate Museum experience package at the National Museum of Australia for two,


2nd Prize - $200 Canberra Outlet Centre gift card, $200 cash, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling.


3rd Prize – $100 Canberra Outlet Centre gift card, $100 cash, 1 x magnum bottle of Salinger NV Sparkling.



Total value of Classic Mens Racewear $2620.


Total $7,170



Time Table


Please note - registrations for fashions on the field will be from 12 noon to 1.30pm on race day. No late registrations will be accepted.


The judges are Myer Face of Canberra Racing Emily Dibden, Marketing Manager of Canberra Outlet Centre Katey Johnstone, Director of Extend your Beauty Jessica Leonard and of course Canberra’s own fashion icon Sarah Kelly will MC the event. For more information and some great advice from our Myer Face of Canberra Racing Emily Dibden click here.


  • Classic Ladies Competition
    • 2:10pm – 2:50pm
    • Registration closes at 1.30pm
  • Classic Mens Racewear Competition
    • 3:10-3:30pm
    • Registrations close 1:30pm
 
 
 
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SPIRITED – Landmark Exhibition Celebrates Australia’s Horse Story

 
   
 
 
 

Brumby runners, a historic horse-drawn milk cart and the two oldest intact Melbourne Cups, feature in a unique exhibition showcasing the horse now on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.


Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story examines the special bond Australians have with horses and celebrates how these animals have enriched our lives, built our society and shaped our environment.


“Australians have lived with, loved and depended on horses, almost since Europeans first settled on the continent,” said National Museum senior curator, Martha Sear.


“This important exhibition showcases how these extraordinary animals have been our companions in work, play and battle,” said Dr Sear.


The exhibition tracks the arrival of horses in Australia with the early Europeans; examines their critical role in early exploration; and celebrates horses on pastoral stations, in towns, on the track, as transport, in pony clubs, in sport and in war.


The exhibition of over 500 objects includes a massive wool wagon; the Junius Cup (the oldest known Australian-made racing trophy); the 1866 and 1867 Melbourne Cups; the typewriter used by Elyne Mitchell to write the iconic Australian horse tale, The Silver Brumby; and the equipment used by Emilie Roach in 1929, when she and ‘Dungog’ set the Australian ladies high-jump record, by clearing 2.16 metres.


The exhibition also includes intriguing specimens of portions of heart wall, aorta and pericardium, believed to be from legendary Australian horse Phar Lap.


A section of the exhibition also explores the role of the High Country stock-workers in the national imagination, and the history of the over 300,000 brumbies who now roam the country. The role of Indigenous stock-workers are also an exhibition feature.


The multimedia exhibition includes a family trail and hands-on interactive experiences for children.


Spirited is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra until 9 March 2015.


 
 
 
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