The Canberra Racing Club have announced their partnership today with the world’s most awarded airline, Singapore Airlines.

For the next three years Canberra’s only international airline will become the naming rights sponsor of the Camarena Quality Handicap over 1000m held on Canberra’s biggest race day, the Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes, Sunday 5 March.

“We are very excited to have such a prestigious brand in our stable of sponsors at the Club, and with signi cant links to two major racing countries we hope to grow visitation to the National Capital and the Black Opal Stakes day,” CEO of the Canberra Racing Club, Peter Stubbs said.

The Canberra Racing Club recognises that the arrival of Singapore Airlines in Canberra is
the commencement of a new era for tourism and business development in the ACT and the Canberra Racing Club wants to be a part of it. The Singapore Airlines partnership is the start of the process to develop strong international ties for racing in the ACT.

Peter Stubbs Canberra Racing Club CEO said. “It has been a delight to work with Singapore Airlines on bringing this partnership to fruition and we look forward to working closely with them for the next three years.”.

Singapore Airlines Manager ACT, Mr Tan ChinYu, welcomed the new three year partnership of the Camarena Open Quality Handicap.

“The Black Opal Stakes is one of the premier events on Canberra’s sporting and event calendar,” Mr Tan said.

“We are looking forward to working with the Canberra Racing Club to promote the Black Opal Stakes and to grow the number of international visitors who come to Canberra for the Black Opal Stakes.”

Karl Schubert Public Relations Manager Singapore Airlines Tel: (02) 9350 0293 Mob: 0407 708 470

Jemma Lee Liquid Ideas for Singapore Airlines Tel: (02) 9667 421 Mob: 0438 285 545