IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 Response

Racing & Sports Canberra Racing Preview — 17 September 2021

With Covid movement restrictions we are racing again at Queanbeyan. The acceptances are strong and the Federal (Race 5) is particularly competitive.  With fine weather in the Capital region the track should deliver a good racing surface.

 

Race 1 (1200m) Mdn

A tricky race to kick off the card and the betting will be instructive.

Weston & Nisbet to Propose A Toast

Racing in brilliant form, Ron Weston & John Nisbet’s Propose A Toast will be hunting back-to-back wins in this Friday’s TAB Federal (1200m) at Queanbeyan. The four-year-old gelding is a recent inclusion to the Weston & Nisbet stable after the passing of his previous Trainer, Neville Layt.

A last start TAB Highway winner over 1400m, Propose A Toast enters Friday’s TAB Federal third up and in excellent condition according to Co-Trainer Ron Weston.

17 September 2021 Race Meeting Transferred to Queanbeyan

The Canberra Racing Club has today announced that the race meeting scheduled for Friday 17 September 2021 has been transferred to Queanbeyan. Nominations for this meeting are due to close at 11am Monday 13 September 2021.

The Club is grateful to be able to provide an income for local participants and thanks Racing NSW and the Queanbeyan Racing Club for their support during these unprecedented times.

Former Canberra Racing Club Committee Member Disqualified

Racing NSW Stewards today concluded an inquiry into the alleged conduct of former Canberra Racing Club Committee Member Mr Daniel Gaul in relation to his presence during a private social gathering at a residence in the ACT suburb of HARRISON on the evening of Saturday 28 August 2021.

Mr Gaul was initially interviewed by Stewards on Monday 30 August 2021. Mr Gaul tendered his resignation as a Committee Member of the Canberra Racing Club later that day.

Punishments handed down for Canberra racing participants involved in private social gathering

Racing NSW Stewards today concluded inquiries into the alleged conduct of several ACT based licensed persons in relation to their presence during a private social gathering at a residence in the ACT suburb of HARRISON on the evening of Saturday 28 August 2021.

Canberra's Kosciuszko Contenders

As the 2021 Kosciuszko draws near, many Canberra Trainers and owners are dreaming of a berth in the $1.3 million country feature at Royal Randwick on Everest Day, Saturday 16 October 2021.  

Canberra-trained horses are afforded a maximum of two slots with last year’s representatives Man Of Peace & Handle The Truth doing the territory proud, finishing third and fourth respectively.

Todd Smart confident Eurosay can capitalise on current form

Racing in excellent form this preparation, Todd Smart’s Eurosay will step up in grade for Tuesday’s TAB Federal (1200m) at Queanbeyan.

In terrific news for the local industry, the Canberra Racing Club in conjunction with Racing NSW and the Queanbeyan Racing Club, will run a rescheduled meeting at Queanbeyan on Tuesday 24 August after the race meeting scheduled for Friday 20 August at Thoroughbred Park was abandoned due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in the ACT.