Black Opal victor retired

The 2011 Black Opal Stakes victor You're Canny has been retired following a career ending injury suffered at track work this week.

In what proved a very sad day for connections Canberra based trained Gratz Vella was pleased to announce that You're Canny did not require to be humanely euthanised and will spend the next few months in his stable recovering.

"He damaged his fetlock and suffered a few fractures," Vella said.

Olive on top

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive has re-established himself as the district's leading trainer when notching up his fifth Canberra Racing Club Trainer's Premiership this month.

Having finished fourth behind Keith Dryden in the premiership last year, Olive proved dominant this season clearing out to defeat his nearest rival Guy Walter by five wins with local trainers Keith Dryden and John Nisbet finishing third and fourth respectively.

John Scorse Best Bets for Sunday 7 July 2013

John Scorse Best Bets for Sunday 7 July 2013

Race 1:  12 – 6 - 4

Race 2:  3 – 5 - 1

Race 3: 8 – 5 - 4

Race 4:  1 – 2 - 4

Race 5:  9 – 5 - 4

Race 6:  1 – 4 - 3

Race 7:   1 – 3 - 2

Best Bet of the day R1 #12 Lady Angelica

Snack Food available or purchase a members day pass for $10 and enjoy our new delicious lunch menu in the members Black Opal Room for $30.

All the more reason to join!

The Canberra Racing Club has implemented a complete overhaul of their membership fee structure in a bid to promote membership growth for next season.

Cutting the annual cost of subscription by almost fifty per cent along with similar reductions to both the senior, young member and associate memberships, Canberra Racing Club Chairman Chris Ward highlights the importance of membership growth for the racing industry.

A time for Nisbet to shine

Canberra based trainer John Nisbet will head to Sydney tomorrow with visions of the future with staying prospect Diamondsinthenight.

Having proven a revelation over the middle distances in recent outings Nisbet admits he was a very hard horse to first gauge when he came to him in April from the Anthony Cumming's stable.

"I struggled to get a handle on the horse when I first got him," Nisbet said.

"He was sort of getting back and getting home late when everything was already over and done with.

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 21 June 2013

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 21 June 2013

Race 1:  4 – 1 - 7

Race 2:  7 – 1 - 5

Race 3: 5 – 2 - 3

Race 4:  8 – 4 - 3

Race 5:  4 – 6 - 1

Race 6:  10 – 3 - 6

Race 7:   1 – 3 - 10

Race 8:   5 – 2 - 4

Best Bet of the day R7 #1 Astronomer

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

*Special Announcement* Canberra Racing Club's new membership pricing structure released today


The Canberra Racing Club is pleased to announce the most significant changes made in decades to the pricing and structure of Club membership.

The annual full membership subscription fee has been slashed by 42% from $155 per annum to $90 and similar reductions have been made to the senior and young membership categories and associate memberships.

In addition a 3 year membership option for the price of two years has been introduced for the full and senior membership categories.

Glad You Called on the line

While she is often far from the punters elect consistent galloper Glad You Called appears in line for another solid performance when she lines up at Rosehill this weekend.

Making her return from a short let up last start the daughter of Aristotle proved game in defeat when finishing third behind the Luke Pepper trained Miss Ready.

After jumping slowly away she was forced forward three and four wide early before settling just behind the leader and sticking on well right to the line, much to the delight of her Canberra based trainer John Nisbet.

Olive heads South with Stable Star

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive will head to Melbourne quietly confident with stable star Capital Commander set to fire fresh in the last race at Mooney Valley on Saturday.

Scratched out of last Saturday's Listed June Stakes at Randwick Olive said he couldn't be happier with how Capital Commander is heading into her first-up assignment.

"I'm really happy with her, she worked the Melbourne way on Tuesday and worked terrific," Olive said.

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