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Prize Money Increase from July 2016

From the commencement of the Financial Year increased prize money levels will be introduced for the Canberra Racing Club for standard race meetings.

Mostly the Club conducts two race meetings per month, under the new prize money structure for the first race meeting of the month prize money will generally be of $18,000 per race and the second race meeting of $20,000 per race and prize money paid down to tenth place.

Table of Prize Money and Prize Money Break Up:


Other Programming changes include:

- The race meeting of 9 September will be run on the Acton Track to allow the Course Proper to regenerate in early spring following the winter racing season.

- The Tony Campbell Memorial Cup will be run on Students race day Friday 7 October to enhance both the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup and Students race days.

- 8 races will be programmed on Melbourne Cup race day to capitalise on this popular race day transferring one race from Sunday 13 November on which day
6 races will be run.


Club Membership

Club Membership is now due and members should have received the documentation in the mail. Members of the club must have renewed their membership no later than 31 August each year to hold voting rights. The Annual General Meeting will be held on 11 October 2016. In accordance with the Club’s Constitution 37(d) "a member, other than life members, is not entitled to vote at any general meeting of the Club unless:

(i) - The member had paid the amount of the annual membership subscription payable in respect of the then current financial year on or before 31 august of the current financial year; and

(ii) - The member has held continuous membership for at least 12 months immediately prior to the occasion on which it is proposed that the member might vote; and

(iii) - any other moneys due and payable by a member to the Club has been paid to the Club within 28 days of that money becoming due and payable."


Upcoming meetings in July and August

Friday 15 July 2016 – Race 1 scheduled 12:45pm, Last 4:35pm.

Friday 29 July 2016 – Race 1 scheduled 12:35pm, Last 4:25pm.

Friday 12 August 2016 – Belconnen Sharks 30th Anniversary Race Day

Friday 26 August 2016 – Sponsors Race Day


Update on the Acton track

Racecourse & Facilities Manager Adam Ayre travelled to Germany in May to inspect fibre and wax consignments for the new Acton Track surface to ensure specifications were met prior to shipment to Australia.

The first shipment of wax and fibre is scheduled for arrival in Sydney on 20 July and should be on site by early in the week of 25 July. As soon as these components arrive on site mixing will commence and the mix stockpiled. The mixing plant is set up in the public car park if you wish to view.

The second shipment of fibre is expected by the end of July and the second shipment of wax is expected to be on site by 15 August at which time the final mixing will commence. The project has been delayed by contractual negotiations with overseas suppliers and production delays due to plant malfunctions mainly in relation to the supplier of wax.

The expectation is that the track will be ready for trials by the end of August and ready for racing on the race meeting of 9 September.


Marketing Plan

With the new financial year upon us a new 2016/2017 marketing plan will be implemented over the next few months including an updated website and a 6 month campaign through various media mediums to encourage non-race day functions and provide revenue to the Club. The Club will also attend the Wedding Fair at the end of the month which exposes the Club function areas for Weddings and special events as well as other opportunities on race days. There has also been additional marketing plans put in place for our feature race meetings to provide both members and existing and new clientele with a greater race day experience which include a shared marquee on Home Straight, increased tables in the Thoroughbred Club for casual dining and a revamp of Catbird Lane.

The Canberra Racing Club is looking to continue to grow Race Fields Legislation revenue by promoting tips through digital and social channels nationally. The Club will be looking to test some new digital channels in addition to the current partnerships and tips driven through social media and websites.


See your name in Semaphore Board lights!

Our End of Financial Year race naming rights offer has been so popular, the Club would like to extend to our valued members and their business associates with the opportunity to sponsor a race on Thursday 29 December, Friday 6 January or Friday 20 January, released just in time for Christmas. For just $200 + GST you receive the race name, an advertisement in the race book and the race name will be included in form guides all over Australia! Contact the Administration office on 6204 0000 to secure your race name. Thank you to our sponsors Matt Dale, Mane Lodge, Capital Crown Leasing, Monaro Screens, Heffernan Lending Solutions, Steve Balzary or Business Group Australia, Judy Shea Wedding Celebrant, the Craig Family, Peter Wiggins Racing, Nick Olive Racing, Show Pony Events, Sennell, Women in Racing and Granite Transformations who all purchased a race name and will enjoy the benefits in July.


Premiership tables

July is the final month of premiership points to Jockey’s, Apprentice Jockey’s, Trainers, Horses and Horse Owners. There are some clear leaders on the board with others pertaining to a tight finish on the 29 July race meeting.

You can view the points table on the website, or in your form guide each race day.


Horses to Watch

Rock on Zariz has impressed with a great run for third at Canterbury last week after her win in Randwick on the 25 June. The filly will start at Canberra on Friday 15 July and is aimed for a return to Sydney shortly thereafter.


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