*Special Announcement* Canberra Racing Club's new membership pricing structure released today


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.

Chairman Chris Ward said, “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.

Club CEO Peter Stubbs said” 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 www.thoroughbredpark.com.au for further information.  I believe that the new pricing structure will accommodate racing fans as well as those who like to attend the races on a social basis for a day out at the races.”