Eight is enough for Olive

Leading Canberra based trainer Nick Olive will be well represented at Canberra on Tuesday with eight gallopers engaged over the seven race card program.

Currently sitting second in this season's Canberra Racing Club Trainers Premiership Olive hopes to kick the meeting off on a winning note with three-year-old filly Our Penny Girl set to resume in the first race.

Having mixed her form in her maiden preparation Olive is confident she has come back in good order and expects her to measure up well.

"She has come back really well actually," Olive said.

Celebration in the Capital for the race that stops the nation

This years’ ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day at Thoroughbred Park has additional entertainment as part of the race that stops the nation.  

Along with the Fool Factory and Myer Fashions on the field you can also have your picture taken with the Fool Factory Characters or enjoy the newest addition to the Canberra Racing Club feature days – The Seppelt Lawn Bar.  This Bar will be located on the front lawns just to the left of the Betting Ring entrance.  The Bar will be stocked with Seppelt Salinger NV and other wines.  

Got the Goss quiet for now

Canberra based trained Trevor McIlrick resisted the temptation to start Got The Goss in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes on Saturday despite his very impressive victory at Canberra last start.

Successful in defeating the older horses with ease at both starts back this time in McIlrick felt his latest victory had told on the promising galloper and elected to give him more time between runs.

Olive excited about the Chief

Canberra based trained Trevor McIlrick resisted the temptation to start Got The Goss in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes on Saturday despite his very impressive victory at Canberra last start.

Successful in defeating the older horses with ease at both starts back this time in McIlrick felt his latest victory had told on the promising galloper and elected to give him more time between runs.

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 11 October 2013

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 11 October 2013

Race 1:  10 – 11 - 1

Race 2:  1 – 3 - 2

Race 3: 2 – 1 - 4

Race 4:  2 – 3 - 6

Race 5:  2 – 4 - 1

Race 6:  7 – 8 - 9

Race 7:   1 – 4 - 2

Race 8: 7 – 12 - 8

Best Bet of the day R6 #7 Alluring Belle

Snack Food available or purchase a members day pass for $15 and enjoy a delicious lunch in the members Black Opal Room for $30.

 

Group 3 Status in 2015

Canberra Racing Club Chief Executive Peter Stubbs is confident an increase in prize money should guarantee the upgrade of the Black Opal Stakes to Group 3 status in 2015.

Increasing the overall prize packet to $275,000 should continue to see some of Sydney's leading two-year-olds contest the event and ensure the high level of race standard is continued in 2014.

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