News About: Canberra Racecourse

Cavalry Rose Faces Black Opal Stakes Challenge

Cavalry Rose Faces Black Opal Stakes Challenge

6 Mar, 2012

Trainer Gerald Ryan will put his promising two-year-old Cavalry Rose to the test in the Listed Black Opal Stakes in Canberra this Sunday.

The Charge Forward filly will be having her third career start in the $250,000 race, after winning both her previous race starts in convincing fashion.

Cavalry Rose won the $250,000 Inglis Classic …

Robl Reins In First Win Since Return

Robl Reins In First Win Since Return

28 Nov, 2011

Jockey Peter Robl didn’t have to wait long to experience the winning feeling, posting victory in just his third race since returning from a 12 month ban.

Robl won aboard the Gratz Valla-trained Dragon Dance in Canberra in a 2,000 metre Benchmark 68 Handicap yesterday.

The jockey was suspended from riding for a year after …

Canberra Introduces CanBOBS Bonus Scheme

Canberra Introduces CanBOBS Bonus Scheme

24 Aug, 2011

Canberra will get its very own bonus scheme as of September 1st this year.

The scheme, which will be known as CanBOBS, will deliver a $5,000 bonus to eligible horses who win at the territory’s major racecourse; Thoroughbred Park.

$4,625 of the bonus will be paid to the winning horse’s connections, while the winning …

It’s Tiara’s Time To Break Maiden

It’s Tiara’s Time To Break Maiden

4 Aug, 2011

Trainer Gratz Vella is hopeful that a step up in distance will be all is needed for Tiara Time to post her maiden win at Canberra tomorrow.

The four-year-old mare has had seven placings from 17 career starts, however, is yet to enter the winner’s circle.

“She has plenty of ability but every-time she gets …

Wiggins Family Partnership Ready For Canberra Meet

Wiggins Family Partnership Ready For Canberra Meet

28 Jun, 2011

Trainer Peter Wiggins is set to combine forces with jockey son Ryan Wiggins at this Friday’s Canberra races.

Ryan Wiggins will be visiting from Queensland and decided to take up the offer to ride his father’s horses while he is there.

“Ryan was going to be down on Thursday anyway so I said why not …