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Return of Patrons to Thoroughbred Park

Canberra Racing Club is delighted to announce that Owners, Members and Sponsors will be welcomed back to Thoroughbred Park effective from the next scheduled race meeting of 24 July 2020. 

It will be the first time crowds will be permitted under Government regulations to attend Thoroughbred Park since the inaugural Canberra Carnival over 8 and 9 March 2020.  

Position Available - Administration Officer

The Canberra Racing Club is seeking a full-time Administration Officer to work in its small but busy office located at Thoroughbred Park – Canberra Racecourse.

The Canberra Racing Club conducts 25 Thoroughbred horse race meetings per annum and runs a function & convention centre and a race horse training centre at Thoroughbred Park.

Applicants should have strong organisational and communication skills and a high standard of computer literacy.  Proficiency with payroll, membership database and function booking management programs is highly desirable.

Racing & Sports Canberra Racing Review — Friday 19 June 2020

The track was assessed a soft 5 with the rail out 6m the entire. Being inside and on-pace was a plus. Training honours with Nick Olive with a double, including the Federal. Just three favourites saluted, but the other winners were all in the market.


Race 1 (2000m) CL1


Apprentice Paddy Scorse was suspended for this ride on Pride Of Kalaru for checking Opposite passing the 1500m


Racing & Sports Canberra Racing Preview — Friday 19 June 2020

Fine weather is forecast up to race day and the track should remain around the soft 5 range. That’s miraculous for Canberra in winter. The rail is out 6m the entire. Another good competitive card with the highlight being the TAB Federal, which is being run over a short sprint this time around.


Race 1 (2000m) CL1


Canberra Racing Club Premierships All But Sewn Up

This Friday’s meeting at Thoroughbred Park is the penultimate event in the 2019/2020 Canberra racing season. With the season so close to its conclusion it seems almost impossible that either leading Trainer Keith Dryden and Jockey Blaike McDougall will be caught in their respective premierships. Dryden has amassed 23 winners thus far and could very well add to that tally given the form that the stable is in. Heaven on Earth, Prince Jacko, Sweet Knuckle and Balonne all line up in Friday’s feature race the TAB Federal.

Canberra Racing Review Wednesday 3 June 2020

The track was rated a soft 5 and may have favoured those on-pace. Some good ones won from the back, however, so overall we’d have to say it raced well for winter. The Dryden yard again took training honours with two winners. The jockey wins were equally shared.


Race 1 (1000m) BM65

Stewards inquired into the disappointing run by Revolver. The hoop said the gelding travelled well, but gave nothing when the pressure was applied in the straight. No abnormalities were revealed. Farthing Wood was slow away.  

Change in Canberra Racing Club Committee

Paul Miller has announced his retirement from the Committee of the Canberra Racing Club effective from the Committee Meeting of Tuesday 23 June 2020.
Paul has served the Committee and the Club with distinction since his initial election to the Committee in November 2012. During his 7 ½ years Paul has brought significant wagering and racing knowledge to the Club.

ROCKAROSA to Rock the TAB Federal

The Canberra Racing Club will host a strong card of seven races at Thoroughbred Park on the grass Course Proper on Wednesday 3 June. With this winter’s five meetings transferred from the Acton Track to the Course Proper, 87 horses have accepted for the meeting resulting in full fields which is headlined by a strong field of 13 in the TAB Federal over 1300m.