Help break a record at Black Opal this Sunday!

Fashion Queen 18 February 2008 14

Sunday 24 February is the return of the AAMI Black Opal Stakes Day at Thoroughbred Park. Enter this years Canberra Centre Fashions on the Field Competition. Classic Ladies Racewear prizes include return flights for two to Los Angeles courtesy of STA Travel, $1500 MYER gift voucher and Canberra Centre gift voucher. Prizes awarded to Couples Racewear include return flights to Melbourne, $1000 MYER gift voucher and $300 Canberra Centre gift voucher. Mingle with the Fashion elite and enjoy Thoroughbred Racing at its finest at Thoroughbred Park.

The Black Opal is Canberra’s Premier Racing event – or “Our Melbourne Cup” if you like. So come and help show the rest of the nation that we have just as good a race by helping us break the record for crowds this Sunday!

Entry at the gate, pre-purchased tickets available at the Club or by phoning 6241 3888. Discounts for University students.

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14 Responses to Help break a record at Black Opal this Sunday!
Sands Sands 1:59 pm 24 Feb 08

Don’t take away a chicks right to get pissed without being called a slapper. Travesty! Go on girls, get as pissed as you want and have a blast.

v_man_returns v_man_returns 2:32 pm 19 Feb 08

It should be a huge day, if not for what happens on the track then off. You don’t need drunken slappers to have a good time. Those of us with girlfriends will have a top Sunday sesh with mates, possibly heading to Old Canberra Inn or O’Sheas for a Coopers or two after.

Davo111 Davo111 9:35 pm 18 Feb 08

$25 entry, children under 18 free. hmmm i’ll have to pass on that one.

AndyC AndyC 7:17 pm 18 Feb 08

Well I was going to be recovering from a big Friday night – but I just heard the magic words(Drunken Slappers).

I’m in!

Mælinar Mælinar 4:48 pm 18 Feb 08

I too will be boogie boarding and fishing down the coast, although it is expectable that horses may get involved at some stage.

Anybody who has ever been fishing with Thumper will know how many quantum anomolies happen in that short space of the time continuum.

Thumper Thumper 4:40 pm 18 Feb 08

Actually, I will be boogie boarding down the coast, and/ or fishing….

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:36 pm 18 Feb 08

1) Thumper was baiting you.
2) Ladies in dresses and hats getting drunk and making fools of themselves and vomiting in their handbags is not cultural, any more than our Annual Booner Festival, Summernats.

Although, if you want a man wearing a bowtie and suit to show you his bits, I’m your man.

Fashion Queen Fashion Queen 4:23 pm 18 Feb 08

Unless you really know the world of horse racing I dont agree that you can say it is morally or ethically wrong. The horses are treated so well – they are feed the very best feeds, rugged, watered, exercised. There are some horses that love to run so much that they dont need to be whipped – Take De Lightning Ridge for example – potentially one of Canberra’s best exports to put us on the map in racingm – she is never whipped! Horses that are whipped is like me poking you – It doesnt hurt them and is more an annoyance. Anyways your missing a great “and very cultural (aka ladies and champagne mix)day if you dont make it.

Lowey Lowey 2:22 pm 18 Feb 08

Black Opal = Golden Slipper/Blue Diamond
Canberra Cup = Melbourne Cup

hingo hingo 2:00 pm 18 Feb 08

I’m not going unless the horses have a burnout comp.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 1:39 pm 18 Feb 08


You really don’t need to comment on every thread. Especially when most comments say so little – its almost spam.

It should be a great day at the races, a good program and some quality events. Is De Lightning Ridge good enough for a Black Opal / Golden Slipper double?

Will a thousand girls turn up looking like a million bucks, and head home beaten by the champers, shoes in hand and spew down dress?

Thumper Thumper 1:05 pm 18 Feb 08


Now that you put it that way….

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:01 pm 18 Feb 08

Go on, you can pick up a drunken slapper or two, and write a review for The-RiotACT!

Thumper Thumper 1:00 pm 18 Feb 08

Sorry, I think racing horses is morally and ethically wrong.

As such, I won’t be there.

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