The Canberra Racing Club and Carbine Club of ACT have joined forces to present the Black Opal Stakes luncheon held on Friday 8 March, two days from the Black Opal Stakes race day.
Racing Review -- Canberra, Friday February 1 2019
The track was rated a good 4, but there was some give in it after rain during the week.
Race 7, The $40,000 TAB Federal was hit with a swag of scratching, including EMBEZZLEMENT who raced at Rosehill Saturday blitzing the Highway field for the Canberra’s Joseph, Jones and Jones partnership.
With some showers possible in the evening the track should present in good order with a bit of cut. The rail out 8m will enhance the prospects of gallopers racing handy.
A couple of small but interesting fields early but good numbers later in the program.
Interest in the performances of around Farthing Wood and Duchess Of Windsor who both impressed at the last meeting. The $40,000 Federal has again drawn a competitive field with the well-rated Action Shale presenting as a key runner on the quick return and seeking to master the jump in trip.
There were a couple of upsets, but overall the form held up well at Friday's meeting in the capital -- which commenced at the earlier time of 10.15am.
In Race 7, the $40,000 TAB Federal the scratchings of Safe Landing and Polyxena left the door open for the Joe Ible-trained sprinter MANZANA to score a deserved win as a $2.7 favourite -- delivering from front in style. Ible has always had an opinion of the Pendragon gelding and he can go on with it based on that performance.
The 2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes Race day hospitality and ticketing are on sale now. The iconic Canberra event is back on the Canberra Day Sunday and the hospitality options are always popular for all budgets. The Stalls is a great way to experience a outdoor party atmosphere for social groups and relaxed corporate groups with everything at your fingertips to enjoy a day at the races. The Silks Room is the premium hospitality option with a 3 course meal and birdseye view of the track and winning post. Private marquees are also available for corporat
Race By Race Canberra Preview – January 18th
Racegoers and punters need to be alert that with 39 degrees forecast in Canberra the meeting kicks off at the early time of 10:15am.
There’s been solid acceptances with a number of Sydney and provincial trainers accepting runners.
In Race 5 the Peter and Paul Snowden yard will present an interesting debutant URALLA KINGDOM by Camelot was beaten a nose in a recent Randwick trial and the stable has an enviable record this venue.
Mercurial Lad Spearheads Strong Canberra Results
Mercurial Lad winning at Randwick on Saturday spearheaded some strong results for Canberra-trained runners over the weekend.
The Joseph and Jones-trained runner contested the Australian Turf Club Benchmark 78 Handicap (1550m), the final event of the nine race card at Randwick.
From a wide draw, the son of Pendragon broke well for apprentice Sam Weatherley and was taken straight to the front.
Race By Race Canberra Preview – January 4
Race by race preview for the seven event program conducted at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park on January 4.
Friday’s Canberra meeting is the first of two twilight programs hosted by the club through January with the next scheduled for the 18th.
Doctor Zous ventures south for his debut after turning heads in a Kembla Grange barrier trial last month.
The stars aligned on Saturday for classy Canberra-trained sprinter Fell Swoop.
Somewhat of a come-back kid, Fell Swoop recorded a resounding win in the listed Razor Sharp at Randwick, leading throughout with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
As we alerted on this website, Dale believed Fell Swoop was the best he’s had him for a couple of years.
Given that, the Group performed galloper found the right grade well-weighted, his preferred soft track conditions and he was gifted a comfortably lead.
Local organisation Women in Racing have created a bursary award for a local female participant in the racing industry and the inaugural award was presented on Sunday 16 December.