Concrete Path to the TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup

A relationship that spans over decades is set to continue on Friday as Joe Cleary sets his 5-year-old gelding Concrete towards the 2020 TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup. The late Tony Campbell was a legendary local race caller and long-time friend of the Cleary family. Winning the race named in Tony’s honour would be a great thrill according to Trainer Joe Cleary.  

Celebrating the Life of Robert Michael Barlow – Information

On Friday 11th September, Thoroughbred Park will host the funeral of Canberra Racing Club Life Member Bob Barlow. 

Gates will open at 12:30pm with proceedings beginning at 1:30pm. Due to ACT Health regulations, a limit of 316 patrons will be allowed to attend. 

If you have visited a known hot spot area in Victoria or NSW in the past two weeks you will not be permitted to enter Thoroughbred Park. 

The service will also be live streamed at This webpage will be live from 9am Friday 11th September.

Canberra Racing Review Friday 4 September 2020

The Canberra course proper raced well and was upgraded after Race 4 from a Soft 6 to a 5. It proved a tough day for favourite punters with only one saluting and that was in the last race. A better racing surface played a part in some of the form reversals. Winona Costin and Kayla Nisbet both rode doubles. Trainer honours were evenly spread.


Race 1 (1200m) BM60


Bid Of Faith raced three-wide throughout. Eden Vale was held up rounding the home turn.


Going Better Than Ever is No Exaggeration

Spring racing will be welcomed back to Thoroughbred Park this Friday the 4th September by a fantastic edition of the TAB Federal. The 1000m dash has attracted a large and strong field with the Canberra Trainers appearing to hold strong hands. Doug Gorrel has two entries in Exaggerate and Onthetake, both of which he thinks are fantastic chances to win the race.   

“Exaggerate has never been going better than he is right now.” Gorrel said – a strong push given the 7-yearold gelding is already the winner of 8 races and $177,885 in prizemoney. 

Canberra Racing Review Friday 21 August 2020

They raced on a Heavy 10 and with rail out 10m and the winners all came down the better ground out wide. Finding the sweet spot was the challenge. Training honours to Keith Dryden with two winners and eight different riders shared the jockey spoils.


Race 1 (1200m) 3YO


The winner Little Krakatoa knuckled on jumping. Mr Maharaj was slow away and later had to be checked resulting in jockey Aaron Sweeney’s suspension. Different Time eased a little to start a $2.70 favourite.


Garros it's in his Bloodlines

A small but highly competitive field will battle it out on a rain affected track in this Friday’s TAB Federal. With recent rain, racing will be on a Heavy track which looks ideal for the Sapphire Coast-trained Garros. Garros is one of only two runners in the field who have tasted victory on Heavy ground.