The Canberra Racecourse, a track for flat racing, currently features the Acton Track and the Thoroughbred Park. The first track has a synthetic surface while the second is grass. Located at Randwick Road, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, the Canberra Racecourse had been renovated in 2004 to include an all-weather race track. The Canberra Cup was staged on the new racecourse in 2005. The Canberra, ACT, horse race track is 5 minutes away from the Canberra Central Business District and currently managed by the Canberra Racing Club.
The Thoroughbred Park, a traditional racecourse, has 1,815 meters circumference while the Acton Track has 1,597 meters circumference. All races are run in a clockwise direction in both tracks. The Canberra, ACT, horse race track has 2 major competitions yearly, the Canberra Cup Day and the Black Opal Stakes. Originating in 1973, the Black Opal has a prize money of $250,000. The Canberra Cup, on the other hand, is worth $200,000. The Canberra race track provided majestic views, various grandstands, and bars and art facilities.
Canberra Racecourse Main Races
The Canberra Cup is held in November while the Black Opal is staged in March. The Black Opal Room is popular for its carvery luncheon while the Winning Post Bar is famous for its comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The facilities of Canberra, ACT, horse race track can also be used for conferences and other functions. There are different packages available to suit everyone’s budget. Inquiries are accepted through it’s landline, +61 02 6204 0000. The office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each business day. The Canberra Racecourse function and conference facilities can accommodate at most 2,000 guests. It offers a Fashions on the Field stage for fashion shows. The beautiful plum trees can be a beautiful backdrop to a wedding ceremony. The mounting yard is perfect to jumpstart any gathering with drinks and canapes.
Telephone: (02) 6204 0000
Facsimile: (02) 6241 5697
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Postal: Postal PO Box 275 Mitchell ACT 2911
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm : Monday – Friday