John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes
The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is day one of the Canberra Carnival. The Canberra Carnival will include the prestigious Black Opal Stakes Race Day on Sunday followed by the newly introduced, family-focused Canberra Cup Day on Monday.
The first 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 $250,000 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes (Group 3), $130,000 Geocon National Sprint (Listed) and the Affinity Constructions $80,000 Open Sprint.
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