Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes – racing and glamour in the Capital

ajs90 8 March 2011 1

Now in its 36th year, The Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes is Canberra’s premiere race day showcasing the excitement of racing and the glamour of fashion in the Capital.

With an eight race program featuring three major races and a prize pool totaling $450,000 the day is contested by top trainers both locally and interstate. Three local horses to watch will be Gratz Vella’s You’re Canny, Neil Osborne’s Strike Alert and the Magic Millions Winner, Karuta Queen trained by Neville Layt.

Former Miss Universe Australia and MYER Ambassador, Laura Dundovic will set the standard for fashion as the Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes. Local fashionista’s will flaunt their Black and White best in this year’s themed MYER Fashions on Fields.

This year’s grand prize for the Classic Ladies Racewear section is a$3000 Travel Voucher, $500 cash, a weekend for two to Lake Crackenback Resort and a $200 Laser Clinics Australia voucher. Categories in the Myer Fashions on the Field competition include Classic Ladies Racewear, Millinery Competition, Classic Mens Racewear, Classic Couples Racewear and the Millinery Award.

For more information about MYER Fashions on Fields please visit http://www.thoroughbredpark.com.au/fashions-on-the-field

The Kamberra Black Opal Stakes is on Sunday 13 March 2011 with gates opening from 11am. Adult tickets $25, Aged pensioners $5 and children under 18 free. Tickets are available at the gates.

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One Response to Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes – racing and glamour in the Capital
breda breda 8:27 pm 08 Mar 11

Press release written by someone moonlighting from the ACT government, or perhaps the local cops.

A few obvious howlers:

‘premiere’ should be ‘premier’. There is a significant difference.

‘fashionista’s’ – the author must be one of the people who writes the cards in the greengrocers that sell ‘banana’s.

On the other hand, ‘Mens Racewear’ (sic) needs an apostrophe.

Pensioners are not “aged’, like beef or wine. Either they are “Age Pensioners” or other kinds of pensioners.

There are more errors, but you get the drift.

I’m guessing that this was written by Tiffany, 20 something, who has a ‘degree’ in communications. She has a great sense of humour, is up with all the latest fashion trends, and considers herself to be environmentally aware.

I’m not criticising the event, at all. It sounds like fun, and I hope that lots of people go along. But it is a constant source of amazement that people who don’t have a grasp of the basics of grammar get paid to put out press releases.

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