1 Chairman’s Welcome Welcome to today’s race meeting at Thoroughbred Park, an historic day for the Club with the first Federal race today, race 7 at 5.15pm. The Federal is a new concept race for Canberra thoroughbred racing where on every Canberra Race Day a Federal race will be run at $40,000 prize money plus a $10,000 bonus split on a 60%, 30%, 10% basis between the first three Canberra trained horses across the line in the race. In only 9 short weeks, the John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes returns on the Canberra Day long weekend, Sunday 11 March 2018. Hospitality packages are still available with some revamped options to suit all budgets. Enquiries can be made at reception today or you can visit www.thoroughbredpark.com.au for more information. The Club acknowledges and thanks our sponsors today including XXXX Gold, Seears Workwear, Affinity Constructions Australia, tab.com.au , Capital Trophies & Sportswear and Mercedes-Benz Canberra. I hope you have a great day. Paul Meiklejohn Chairman Canberra Racing Club Upcoming Race Meetings Friday 19 January 2018 – Members/sponsors race day Friday 2 February 2018 – Members/sponsors race day Friday 23 February 2018 – Affinity Electrical Technologies Lightning Ridge Plate Sunday 11 March 2018 – John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes & tab.com.au Canberra Cup THOROUGHBRED PARK'S FUNCTION AND CONVENTION CENTRE Beautiful function rooms, classy events and catering to all needs.