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Crowds of 2,000 Allowed for Each Day of the Canberra Carnival

The Canberra Racing Club is delighted to announce the office of the Chief Health Officer has approved crowds of up to 2,000 for both days of the 2021 Canberra Carnival. Held on the Canberra Day long-weekend, the second annual Canberra Carnival will again feature John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes Day on Sunday 7 March and TAB Canberra Cup Day on Monday 8 March.

These will see the biggest crowds at Thoroughbred Park since the inaugural Canberra Carnival in 2020 which saw over 10,000 happy patrons through the gates across the two days. Although these figures won’t be replicated in 2021, Canberra Racing Club CEO Andrew Clark is excited to be able to host so many keen race-goers once again.

“We are pleased and grateful to be able to provide the Canberra community with an opportunity to get out and celebrate with us again.” Clark said.

“The Carnival is one of Canberra’s major events and brings with it a whole host of economic benefits for the community through inward domestic tourism. We thank the ACT Government for working collaboratively with us.”

Tickets will be in high demand with an exclusive Members only booking period beginning at 9am Monday 21 December. Bookings will open for the general public on Thursday 14 January 2021.

The Club will continue to work diligently with the ACT Government as restrictions change.