• Sunday 10 March 2019 Gates Open: 11:30am

    Sunday, 10 March 2019
    Gates open from
    11:30am
    with
    1:00pm
    local time.

John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes

Gates open at
11:30am
with local racing from
1:00pm

The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward. The race meeting is one of the more important Autumn race days on the calendar for 2yo's.

The Black Opal Stakes program includes the tab.com.au Canberra Cup. The eight race program includes; the $275,000 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes (Group 3), the $200,000 tab.com.au Canberra Cup (Listed), $125,000 (Canberra) National Sprint (Listed) and the $125,000 Canberra Guineas (Listed). 
Race nominations for all races close on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 11am.

Tickets are going on sale soon.

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Ticketing Information

Members' Enclosure:

$50 (does not include the  $25 Admission fee)
Only members may purchase Members' Enclosure Tickets  - limit 2 tickets

Adults:

$25

Aged Pensioners:

$5 (available on day of event)

Under 18:

Free  (must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

Members:

General admission is included in membership.

Staged Ticketing Prices

 

Members:

General admission is included in membership

Additional Members' Enclosure:

$50 (does not include the  $25 Admission fee)
Only members may purchase Members' Enclosure Tickets  - limit 2 tickets.  Members joining after 11.1.18 are not eligible to purchase additional tickets.

 

Adults:

Early Bird $20* to 28.2.18

$25* from 1.3.18

*Transaction Fees may apply

 

Aged Pensioners:

$5 (available on day of event)

Under 18:

Free  (must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

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Thoroughbred Park, home of the Canberra Racing Club, races 25 times per year and includes the tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day and the Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes/tab.com.au Canberra Cup race day.

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Fashions on the field

All ladies and gentlemen, providing they are adhering to the criteria are eligible to enter Fashions on the field.

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