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Summer Saturday Race Evening

Saturday, 27 January 2024
Gates open at 12:00, with local racing at 15:36
General Admission is free.

Enjoy Twilight Saturday racing at Thoroughbred Park.

Gates open at 12pm. Winning Post Bar and Cafe open from 12pm. Black Opal Room opens at 2pm.


  • Live Music
  • Jumping Castle
  • Complimentary Kid's Picasso Painting Sessions

Food and beverages are available at the Thoroughbred Cafe, the Winning Post Bar and the Black Opal Room (Members).

Horsepower Week Competition:

Join us on our Saturday, 27 January Race Evening to compete in our Canberra Race Car Simulator, with the fastest time on the day* to win:

  • Four Sunday Spectator tickets to the Canberra Festival of Speed (3 March 2024) 
  • Four General Admission tickets to Canberra's first million dollar race day John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes Race Day (Sunday, 10 March) 
  • Bragging rights 

Things you need to know:

  • Entry into the racecourse on Saturday, 27 January is FREE 
  • Car Simulator is operation from 3pm until 6pm
  • Each use of the Car Simulator is $10 paid on the day,
  • Use of simulator is 16+ only. Under 18s aren’t eligible for above prize.
  • You will be able to try different tracks and vehicles but only times recorded on the designated track and vehicle, as advised on the day, will be eligible for the above prize

Please call (02) 6204 0000 for further information.

Race Day Packages

Rich Reward Room - 27 January 2024


Enjoy Summer Twilight racing in the Rich Reward Room with this great value package including:

  • 2-course meal (dinner - entree & main)
  • 4-hour beverage package (Beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • Entry into the Rich Reward Room
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed track views
  • TAB facilities
  • Private amenities
Rich Reward Room - 27 January 2024 - $165.00

Trackside Precinct - 27 January 2024



Secure your trackside table for up to 6 people including umbrella and priority bar access.

Your table will be in an exclusive area located outside around the 100m mark and will include 6 wristbands for you & your guests. 

Enhance your day at the races with one of our great value Race Day Hampers available below.

Trackside Precinct - 27 January 2023 - $60.00

Black Opal Room table -27 January 2024



Enjoy racing from the comfort of the Black Opal Room (Members Room).

Per person cost is returned to you in food & beverage credit to be used in the Black Opal Room on the day.

Non-Members must purchase a Members Day Pass to enter the room.

Please note the Carvery is in operation from 5pm - 7pm.

Bookings close at 12pm the day prior to race day. 

Book a table of 4 (27 January 2024) - $35.00pp
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Book a table of 6 (27 January 2024) - $35.00pp

Members Day Pass - 27 January 2024

A non-member must purchase a Members Day Pass to enter the Black Opal Room (Members Room).

A Members Day Pass for $15 by a non-member or $10 if purchased by a Member. Non-members will not be able to access the Black Opal Room without a Members Day Pass.

Members Day Pass (Non-Member purchased) - 27 January 2024 - $15.00
Members Day Pass (Member purchased) - 27 January 2024 - $10.00