Holiday Race Day

A short and sharp Christmas break lays ahead for the many trainers, jockeys and staff throughout the racing industry. Christmas Day is a seldom day off for many of these hardworking participants. Apprentice jockey Damon Budler, fresh off taking out the Christmas Cup at Moruya aboard Man of Peace will be looking to enjoy some down time with family before mounting a number of live hopes at Thoroughbred Park’s Holiday Race Day on Friday the 27th.

“I’m starting to get a number of good rides now. It’s great.” Budler said.

Christmas Party Race Day

A rare appearance in the nation’s capital from superstar jockey Tommy Berry highlights this Sunday’s Christmas Party Race Day. Berry who has won Group 1’s in Hong Kong, Singapore, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney has 6 rides on the day including two for father-in-law John Nisbet.

Thoroughbred Park Goes Green

The Canberra Racing Club is pleased to announce the completion of new solar panels and Tesla charging stations atop the betting ring in Thoroughbred Park. Both were completed by the highly-skilled team at EPC Solar. One hundred percent of energy produced by the new solar panels are consumed on site and take a massive weight off Thoroughbred Park’s carbon footprint. The cut in emissions is the equivalent to 22.5 cars being taken off the road per year or 1,754 trees being planted.

Canberra Cup Winner Almost Court Retired

Almost Court (NZ) was a struggling gelding failing to break his maiden in New Zealand when the team at Joseph & Jones Racing purchased him. His 6-start career across the Tasman was about to have an incredible turn of fortune.  In a masterful training performance, the gelding won 6 of his first 9 Australian starts for his Canberra-based stable. Those string of victories started in a Class 1 at the Sapphire Coast and culminated in a fairy tale victory in the $200,000 2018 TAB Canberra Cup (Listed).  

Canberra Racing Review Sunday 17 November

Three longer priced winners on the day, but generally punters were around the mark. It was a beautiful day for racing in the capital with Barb Joseph’s Ten Tigers win in the 3400m Australian Light Horse Association To The Jericho well-received — despite the starting odds.


Lolita Gold stepped-up to take out the Federal for Neil Osborne and continues to impress.


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