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Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal
Stakes Wrap Up

The Club is extremely pleased with the outcome of the 2013 Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes and the ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup. Crowd numbers, entertainment and quality racing ensured a great day and has again raised the bar for next year’s event. A survey has been conducted and participants from both member and non-member categories have provided us with excellent feedback to move forward into preparation for next year’s event. On behalf of Committee, management, thank you to everyone who took part in the survey.

The Kamberra Wine Company is currently undergoing a redevelopment and has decided to relinquish sponsorship of the Black Opal Stakes. The Kamberra Wine Company has been a fantastic supporter and a great partner of the Canberra Racing Club. The Kamberra Wine Company has sponsored the Black Opal Stakes for four years and has been the exclusive wine supplier for the Club. We wish to thank them for their support; it has been a delight to deal with the company. The parent company the Elvin Group will continue to be involved with the Club.

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A Unanimous Win

Congratulations to Matt Dale and his team for a terrific win by Unanimously in the Wagga Town Plate, complimented by a a gallant second by the Keith Dryden trained Vilakazi Street was a fantastic result for the Canberra trainers. Matt Dale had a successful Wagga carnival with four winners over the two days, in addition Barbara Joseph/Paul Jones, Gratz Vella, John Nisbet and Norm Gardner all had place getters including Coliseo in the Wagga Wagga Cup for Norm Gardner.

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Canberra Racing Club Members Table Allocation Survey

Thank you to all those members who returned survey forms. The information will be analysed and used to develop policy on table allocation and planning for feature events. Thank you to all those members who returned survey forms. The information will be analysed and used to develop policy on table allocation and planning.

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Kayla Nisbet

Kayla Nisbet has settled in to the Lindsay Park training centre of David Hayes at Euroa Victoria. Kayla is currently on three months loan under her apprenticeship, she has already recorded three wins since her arrival at Lindsay Park.

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Pegasus Dinner

Many of you know that Pegasus Riding for the Disabled is suffering financial difficulties. The Canberra Racing Club is dedicated to the cause of keeping this local organisation in operation. The Club and sponsors chose Pegasus as the official charity of the Black Opal Stakes and has sponsored a pony. As part of our commitment to the organisation a dinner has been organised on 1 June 2013. A three course meal, beverages and entertainment by ‘Vince Gelonese’ will ensure a great evening. Proceeds from the dinner will go directly to Pegasus. Bookings close 24 May 2013. $110 per person or tables of 10 are available. There are only 25 tables available for this event.

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Christmas in July

Our annual Christmas in July function returns on Sunday 7 July we urge our members to join us for a great afternoon of racing, a delicious menu and plenty of fun.

$75 per person INCLUDES Two course menu
Complimentary drink on arrival and a Race Book.


MAIN Roast turkey breast stuffed with pistachio and double smoked leg ham, oregano chat potato and port wine jus

DESSERT Warm Christmas pudding with vanilla anglaise, meringue buttons

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Take the heat out of your winter bill

Frost sticks to the windows. You’ve stuffed your cute Pomeranian into a red sweater. There’s something wrong about being outside without a scarf. You spend the majority of your weekend under a blanket. If you’ve got to this point, welcome to winter.

To take the heat out of your winter energy bill, ActewAGL is urging customers to start planning now. ActewAGL is hosting free Energy Saving Workshops to assist customers with managing their energy use.

Progressive Sustainability’s Matthew Ruffin, who’ll run the workshops, says he’s helped hundreds reduce their energy use.

"Heating consumes the most energy in the majority of households,” says the independent energy expert. “Reduce heating bills by minimising the space you heat, time you heat for and the thermostat setting on your heater.”

The workshops will be a great way to discuss energy saving ideas with Matthew and other locals. Workshops will be held across Canberra and Queanbeyan.

  • Woden Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden Tuesday 28 May 6.00pm to 7.00pm

  • Jamison Southern Cross Club, Cnr Catchpole and Bowman Streets, Macquarie Wednesday 29 May 6.00pm to 7.00pm

  • Gungahlin Library, Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard Streets, Gungahlin Thursday 30 May 6.00pm to 7.00pm

  • Queanbeyan Kangaroos Club, Richard Ave, Queanbeyan Tuesday 4 June 6.00pm to 7.00pm

  • ActewAGL House, 40 Bunda Street, Civic Thursday 6 June 12.30pm to 1.30pm

  • Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, Cnr Pitman and Holwell Streets, Tuggeranong Thursday 6 June, 6.00pm to 7.00pm.


Register now for ActewAGL’s Energy Saving Workshops at
Photo caption: The staff from ActewAGL’s Assist store can also help you save energy.
For further media information only:

John Bannon
Mobile: 0414 515 359


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