Is the Canberra Cup Canberra's oldest event?

Is the Canberra Cup the oldest ongoing event in Canberra with the 2013 ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup in its 75th year?

In 1921, a race meeting was held to raise money for the Canberra Branch of the Returned Soldiers. Located just near the Molonglo River and Black Mountain, organised race meets were now up and running.

The Canberra Cup was first run in 1926 which technically makes the race at 87 years but was ‘on-hold’ throughout the Depression from 1930 to 1935 and again through the World War II years 1941-1945.

Black Opal Stakes Day Set To Be Bigger Than Ever

By Simon Dinopoulous - Racing and Sports

The decision by the Canberra Racing Club's committee to amalgamate their two feature racedays into one premium showcase proved a resounding success last year and this year's edition appears well on track to go one step further.

While they proved successful in providing their most competitive racing fixture of the season, the race club will now look to provide greater on-course entertainment with Canberra Race Club Chief Executive, Peter Stubbs, emphasising the importance of providing and all-round package.

A Summer Holiday for Valmai

Friday 28 December was a very lucky day for Valmai James at the Canberra Racing Club when she won the $4000 jackpot members badge draw.  Valmai has been a member for over 15 years and can be found dining in the Black Opal Room with friends at almost every race day.  Not only did she back a winner on the day, which she tells us is a rarity, she was shocked when her number was drawn after Race 4.  “I always have a lovely day at the races and was even more excited about my win” She said.  Valmai plans on going on a holiday to Noosa, her last visit was where she spent her ho

A Summer Holiday for Valmai

Friday 28 December was a very lucky day for Valmai James at the Canberra Racing Club when she won the $4000 jackpot members badge draw.  Valmai has been a member for over 15 years and can be found dining in the Black Opal Room with friends at almost every race day.  Not only did she back a winner on the day, which she tells us is a rarity, she was shocked when her number was drawn after Race 4.  “I always have a lovely day at the races and was even more excited about my win” She said.  Valmai plans on going on a holiday to Noosa, her last visit was where she spent her ho

Assail Canberra Connection

Club member and Canberra Guineas sponsor Igor Brkic of Affinity Construction Management along with fellow Canberran Kevin Matthews  is a part owner of Assail, the outstanding winner of the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions last Thursday.  Assail  is now the firm  favourite for the Gold Coast 2yr Old Magic Millions.  Igor is in for a big day on Magic Millions day as he is also part owner of Capital Commander who will contest a mares race on the the same day.

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