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THOROUGHBRED CLUB OF AUSTRALIA CANBERRA BRANCH AUTUMN LUNCHEON NEW GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

You were previously advised that Mr Alan Jones would be the guest speaker at the Thoroughbred Club luncheon on Friday 3 March 2017. Due to medical reasons Alan is now unable to fill this role.

Kindly, Mr John Singleton has agreed to attend the luncheon as the guest speaker. The luncheon will again be hosted by Sky Racing Personality Mr Andrew Bensley.

The Thoroughbred Club of Australia - Canberra Branch Annual Autumn Luncheon to be held on Friday 3 March 2017 commencing AT 12pm as a prelude to
the Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes on Sunday 5 March 2017.

The lunch is a 4 course luncheon and beverages from 12 noon to 3pm after which guests may remain on course and enjoy the bar facilities of the Club. Luncheon tickets are $140 per head.

Bookings for the Lunch close at 5pm on Friday 24 March 2017.

If you wish to guarantee your reservations payment must be made at the time of booking. To make a booking please call the Canberra Racing Club telephone 6204 0000. Limited tickets are available.

Born in Sydney in 1942, Singleton attended Fort Street High School and went on to become one of the most successful advertising and marketing entrepreneurs ever in Australian.

John Singleton is virtually a brand himself. He was adorned with the membership of the Order of Australia in 1994.

 
 

JOHN SINGLETON BIO

RACING

• Owner of Strawberries Hills Stud on the Central Coast of NSW
• Part owner of Vinery Stud in the Hunter Valley
• Formally part owned and raced Champion race horse and Australian Hall of Fame inductee Strawberry Road
• Owned and raced More Joyous and many more top class racehorses
• Formally part owned the Magic Millions Thoroughbred Sales Company
• One of the first Australian Owners to send mares to the UK Champion sire Frankel

ADVERTISING & MEDIA

• In 1968 started the Advertising Agency SPASM.
• Created the STW Communications Group which listed in 1996 which now owns over 50 Australian Marketing and Advertising Businesses.
• Has and has had interests in radio networks including Macquarie 2CH and 2GB
• He was the initial Executive Creative Director on the Qantas commercials featuring a children's choir singing "I Still Call Australia Home” all over the globe.

BUSINESS

• Singleton has been listed in Business Review Weekly’s Rich 200 list.
• His Business Interests range from radio (being the majority shareholder
in the Macquarie Radio Network which comprises radio stations 2CH and 2GB
• Hotels, he is a major investor in the Australian Pub Fund
• Along with the Seven Network Singleton is half-owner of The Matty Johns Show.

 
 
 
 
 

Canberra Trainers Kick off February with A Bang

Canberra Trainers have kicked off February with a bang winning 20 races in 10 days between 3 February and 13 February 2017. At Canberra on 3 February, Canberra trainers won all eight races. In fact Canberra trained horses filled all but four of the first, second and third placings on the program.

The 20 Canberra trained winners in 10 days are listed below:

Date Truck Horse Trainer
3/02/2017
Canberra Fire Stoker
Nick Olive
3/02/2017
Canberra
Rose's Song
Steven O'Brien
3/02/2017
Canberra
Like a Shot
Dryden/Collings
3/02/2017
Canberra
Reliant
Nick Olive
3/02/2017
Canberra
Obilic
Mick Miladinovic
3/02/2017
Canberra
Hermosa Beach
Matthew Dale
3/02/2017
Canberra
Alba Gu Brath
Nick Olive
3/02/2017
Canberra
Balansa
Dryden/Collings
4/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Critical Touch
Joseph/Jones
4/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Silky Mover
Joseph/Jones
4/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Sunwisp
Peter Wiggins
5/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Therese
Joseph/Jones
5/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Prying
Joseph/Jones
5/02/2017
Saphire Coast
Beau Tirage
Dryden/Collings
6/02/2017
Wagga
Happy Pilgram
Luke Pepper
6/02/2017
Wagga
Run Hoff Run
Nick Olive
11/02/2017
Braidwood
Annie Time
Neil Osborne
11/02/2017
Braidwood
Blue Tuscan
Joseph/Jones
11/02/2017
Braidwood
Damysus
Gratz Vella
13/02/2017
Bathurst
Bring A Secret
Nick Olive
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MERCEDES-BENZ CANBERRA BLACK OPAL STAKES COCKTAIL PARTY

Tickets are on sale for $50 per person to attend the Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes Cocktail party on Thursday 23 February. The evening is hosted by 2CC’s own Tim Shaw from 6pm to 8pm and will be attended by racing identities and guests and you can have a close up view of the 2017 Black Opal pendant and trophy. Complimentary canapes and beverages will be served.

Bookings are required by 5pm on 21 February by calling the administration office
on 6204 0000.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHAT'S ON GROUP 3 MERCEDES-BENZ CANBERRA BLACK OPAL STAKES DAY



There will be plenty of action both on and off the track at this years Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes Day. Record prize money on offer will attract some competitive racing for the afternoon. Along with a stellar 8 race program there are other activities on course:

SALERNO STALLS MARQUEE Book into the Salerno Stalls marquee for the perfect way to enjoy the races. A buffet menu of Louisiana styled smoked meats and accompanying sides. A cash bar where you can pre-purchase credit or buy craft beers, Salerno cocktails and enjoy the days racing.

Other marquee sales have sold well with the return of the Wolf Blass Deck Marquee sold out well in advance. If you do have a marquee enquiry please contact reception to assist.

MYER FASHIONS ON THE FIELD COMPETITION The Myer Fashions on the field will not disappoint this year with great prizes of cash and gift cards. Registration is strictly between noon and 1:30pm, with judging to start from 1:35pm with the Classic Mens category.

FREE JUMPING CASTLE AND FACE PAINTING The family can enjoy a free jumping castle and face painting from 1pm until 5pm.

LIVE MUSIC Local band Big Boss Groove will entertain throughout the afternoon until 6pm. Due Guitar cases will play around the course along with local DJ’s in specific areas.

FOOL FACTORY ROVING ENTERTAINMENT Always a crowd favourite, the fool factory will provide roving entertainment on course.

CANBERRA MAKEUP ACADEMY TOUCH-UPS AND FOOT MASSAGES This year the Canberra Makeup Academy will have a stall in the betting ring next to the Hat Man shop and will provide touch-ups and foot massages throughout the day.

FOOD STALLS Casey Jones, Gozleme and Jacko’s Pizza vendors will be on course as well as food items from Snaffles café.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Yowani Golf Club Charity Golf Day and Calcutta

The Yowani Golf Club have planned some pre-Black Opal Stakes events in the lead up to the big day.

On Thursday 2 March get a team together and enjoy 18 holes of golf at Yowani Country Club in the Black Opal Stakes Charity Golf Day with the chance to win some amazing prizes. Proceeds from this event will go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association. Morning and afternoon tee times are available for a shotgun start. $600 for a team of 4 or $150 individual entry and $2200 to sponsor a hole. Prices include on-course refreshments and food and buffet presentation dinner.

Then on Saturday evening from 6pm, come along to Yowani Country Club in the evening for all the excitement of the Canberra Cup Calcutta. Tickets are on sale at Yowani during February and on the night. The auction on Saturday night features plenty of entertainment and some great prizes.

Phone Yowani Golf Club on (02) 6241 3377 for more information and bookings.

 
 

Vale - Glen Coady


Many may remember Glen Coady, trainer, racehorse owner, breeder and member of the Club who sadly passed away on 23 January 2017. Glen had many successes with his horses throughout his life including winning the 1966 Canberra Cup with “Forgive” owned by him and his wife. In the 1967 Premierships, Glen was behind the leader on the board by half a point. He then went on to win 4 of the 6 races which gave him the premiership. Glen lived a full and eventful life, always spending time with his family’s horses and only two weeks ago was still opening and closing the gates on the property.


Vale - Norm Dickens


Some of the members involved in racing in the region from the 50’s to the in the 80’s would remember the legendary jockey Norm Dickens who was based at Albury for many years. Norm recently passed away aged 82. He rode two Canberra Cup winners Vignoble in 1965 and Arc En Ciel in 1969.

 
 
 
 
 
   

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