• Affinity Electrical Technologies Canberra Mile Race Day

    Friday, 21 February 2020
    Gates open from with local racing time.

Affinity Electrical Technologies Canberra Mile Race Day

Gates open at
with local racing from

The Affinity Electrical Technologies Canberra Mile Race Day is the first day of the inaugural Canberra Racing Carnival. The twilight meeting will be headlined by the newly introduced Affinity Electrical Technologies Canberra Mile and will feature the TAB Federal National Sprint Preview, the EPC Solar Canberra Guineas Preview and the ETS Black Opal Preview.

Admission is free for all ages.

The Winning Post Bar is open to the general public. Thoroughbred Park Cafe, TAB facilities, ATM, coffee available.



Non-members are able to purchase day passes to the Members room for $15 per person on non-feature days only. The Black Opal Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Queen Elizabeth II grandstand and overlooks the Winning Post and grand views of the Majura, Ainslie and Black Mountains. A TAB, bar, carvery style meals and amenities are located in this room.

Bookings for a maximum of 30 guests (tables of 10) may be available and bookings are essential. Long tables can be set for odd numbers. 

A bar tab, consumption or beverage package can be organised prior to the day.

A $15 members day pass is required for each guest if they are not a member of the Club.  Annual memberships are available for Full, Senior and Young Members.

A non-refundable $25 booking fee is required at the time of table booking.

A meal which consists of carvery style / selection of Chef’s specials available for $18.50, $22.50 for the Food Wine Deal.

If you are celebrating a special event balloons and table decorations are permitted. Please discuss with us if you would like a cake as we do not permit food to be brought into the Black Opal Room.

Race wear attire is encouraged. The minimum standard for gentlemen is neat casual dress, with collared shirt unless worn under a sports coat. The minimum standard for women is neat casual of an appropriate standard for the members’ enclosure.

Dress jeans may be worn by men and women with acceptable footwear.

Windcheaters, parkas, tracksuit tops, thongs, shorts, running shoes and singlets are unacceptable.  Notwithstanding the above, the Club reserves unto itself the right to exercise discretion regarding dress.

Race books can be pre-ordered for large bookings for your table for $5 per book, or purchased on the day.


On occasion there may be availability for large corporate groups or tables in an official function on race day with hospitality. Please contact the Club for enquiries. Sponsorship may also be available on the day.


Tables can be reserved in the Winning Post Bar for smaller groups, inside or outside in the Courtyard area for $200 per booking. It is a requirement that table bookings pre-order food platters and a tab or consumption bookings can be facilitated.

If you have any queries please contact the Club for 6204 0000 to discuss your race day hospitality requirements further.

Ticketing Information

Free Admission:

Free admission

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