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Farewell to Flair Gourmet Services

The proprietors of Flair Gourmet Services (Flair) Helen and Livio Braiuka have decided not to extend their contract beyond 30 June 2013 and the race day on 21 June 2013 was their last race meeting at Thoroughbred Park. Flair has served the Club well over the years and has done a great job not only at race meetings but also for the many non-race day functions conducted throughout the year at Thoroughbred Park. We wish them well in their future endeavours.

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New Catering Arrangements

After due consideration Committee have decided to take back Club catering operations and catering will be run by Club appointed staff. Annabelle Fields has been appointed Events Manager and will oversee day to day catering and beverage operations and will be responsible for staffing and quoting for functions. Annabelle has vast experience at large catering outlets including with Peter Rowland Catering who hold the Flemington Spring Carnival Catering contract and more recently as the Catering Manager at the National Gallery of Australia. Flair Gourmet Services Chef Eugene Utting will remain as Head Chef and Apprentice Chef Peter McGreevy will be retained.

From July there will be new menu options for functions and a new Black Opal Room menu. Renovations of the snack bar will be carried out and the Club will take over the Coffee Shop in the Winning Post Bar.

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Two year old filly Akoonah looks to have an exciting career ahead of her. Akoonah by Ready’s Image out of the Catbird mare Cathead has recorded three wins from three starts and has broken the Acton Track record at each of her last two Acton Track starts. Her record is made even more impressive by her win in an open age Class 2 Handicap at Canberra on 21st June 2013. She is trained by Nick Olive and raced by a large syndicate of the Robertson / White families and B G Jones.

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Memberships are now due

The Canberra Racing Club is pleased to announce the most significant changes made in decades to the pricing and structure of Club membership.

The annual full membership subscription fee has been slashed by 42% from $155 per annum to $90 and similar reductions have been made to the senior and young membership categories and associate memberships.

In addition a 3 year membership option for the price of two years has been introduced for the full and senior membership categories.

Club membership is central to the racing industry and it is important that the Club fosters its current membership base and offers attractive membership options for new members. The changes the Committee have made to the pricing structure and the various membership rewards programs make it attractive for anyone with the slightest interest in racing to become a member of the Club.

The full range of membership options include:


2013-14 Membership Fees



Full Member (30yrs to 59yrs)

$90 inc GST

Full Associate+

$80 inc GST

Senior Member (60yrs and over)

$60 inc GST

Senior Associate+

$50 inc GST

Young Member (18yrs to 29yrs)

$60 inc GST

+Note: Associate badge may only be purchased with Full/Senior Membership


In addition a 3-year membership package is available. This is a discounted package of 3 years membership for the price of a 2 year membership.



Full Member (30yrs to 59yrs)

$180 inc GST

Full Associate

$160 inc GST

Senior Member (60yrs and over)

$120 inc GST

Senior Associate

$100 inc GST

Young Member (18yrs to 29yrs)

Not available

Note: Associate badge is not sold separately and may only be purchased with Full/Senior Membership


*3-Year Membership Conditions:

  • Upon taking the option of a 3-year membership no member or associate is entitled to a refund under any circumstance for the duration of the 3-year membership.

  • Associate badge may only be purchased with the discount option at the time the 3-year membership option is taken up and can’t be purchased mid-term.

  • A Full member who turns 60 years of age mid-way through the three year period is based on the Full membership and Associate fee.

  • Option not available for Young Members.

Club Membership provides access to Club member facilities at all 25 race meetings and ticketing to the ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Day and Black Opal Stakes/ACTTAB Canberra Cup Day race meetings the only two paid admission race days.

To add value to the membership subscription members have access to the following incentive programs:

  • An invitation to a free afternoon cocktail function at the race meeting on Saturday 22 March 2014

  • A free bottle of wine redeemable at any non-feature race meeting throughout the financial year

  • One additional free ticket to the Black Opal/ACTTAB Canberra Cup race meeting on Sunday 9 March 2014

  • Entry in the members cash draw conducted at every non-feature race meeting

  • Discounts for purchases made with participating companies in the members reward program

  • Reciprocal rights to member facilities with participating Clubs throughout the country.

The membership year commences on 1 July 2013 and runs until 30 June 2014. Membership renewals and new members are being accepted now and I encourage anyone with an interest in membership to telephone the Club on 02-62040000 or visit the Club website for further information

The Club is now using Ticketek as the mainframe for tickets and membership which will make the process easy and hassle free for users. Members should have received the membership package, however please contact the Club if you have not received yours.

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Melbourne Cup Tour

The Canberra Racing Club has been chosen as one of the national venues to host the 2013 Melbourne Cup tour. The Cup will visit the Club on Friday 27 September which coincides with the ACTTAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup race day. Special guests will be announced closer to the day however there will be an opportunity for all members to hold the iconic Cup.

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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.

$80 per person includes two course menu, complimentary drink on arrival and a race book. Proceeds go to Pegasus Riding for the Disabled.

Bookings close Monday 1 July.


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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Next Race Meeting

Sunday 7 July 2013 Christmas in July race day.

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