All that is happening for Black Opal Stakes Sunday 10 March

Feature Racing

 Record prize money of $766,000 featuring four Listed races.

• $250,000 Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes – 2yr olds set weights plus pen - 1200 metres. 40th Anniversary

.• $200,000 ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup – open quality handicap - 2000 metres. 75th Anniversary

.• $100,000 Mercedes Benz Canberra National Sprint – open quality handicap - 1400 metres

• $100,000 Affinity Construction Management Canberra Guineas – set weights + penalties – 1400 metres


$50,000 Camarena Open Quality Handicap 1000 metres and three races of $22,000.

Nominations for Canberra’s Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup race meeting on Sunday 10 March close on Tuesday at 11am with RISA.

 Racing and Entertainment Extravaganza

• Myer Fashions on the Field – record prize value $20,000

• Girls Girls Girls Trick & Stunt Riders

• XXXX Angels & XXXX Retreat

• Concert by band Evermore

• Joint ticket Brumbies/Waratahs & Black Opal $30

• Local band Hold Harbour sing Centenary Happy Birthday

• F13 Diageo outdoor bar area

• Centenary Hot Air Balloon

• Zap Zone Merry Go Round and Face Painting

• Free buses from Thoroughbred Park to Dickson, City and Siren Bar Gungahlin

• Fool Factory

• Children Under 18 years free admission

• Black Opal trophy includes a genuine Black Opal jewellery peice.

• International Designer Jayson Brunsdon judging Myer Fashions on the field along with Laura Dundovic, previous Miss Universe Australia.

• Official charity - Pegasus Riding for the Disabled.

•Entertainment for the whole family.

• Canberra’s oldest event, the Canberra Cup, first run in 1926.

• Black Opal Stakes in its 40th year.

• This years Canberra Cup will be known as the ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup.

• Crowd will be asked to sing Happy Birthday to Canberra.