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Canberra Carnival to host crowds of 2,000

In some good news for racing enthusiasts, the Canberra Racing Club has announced that crowds of up to 2,000 will be permitted for both days of the 2021 Canberra Carnival in March.

The Carnival will be held on the Canberra Day long weekend and will feature the John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes Day on Sunday 7 March and TAB Canberra Cup Day on Monday 8 March.

The number of patrons trackside has been restricted since earlier this year when COVID struck, meaning these will be the biggest crowds at Thoroughbred Park since this year’s Canberra Carnival which saw 10,000 through the gates across the two days.

Although they won’t quite hit those lofty figures in 2021, Canberra Racing Club CEO Andrew Clark said he is excited to be able to host so many keen racegoers once again.

“We are pleased and grateful to be able to provide the Canberra community with an opportunity to get out and celebrate with us again,” Clark said.

“The Carnival is one of Canberra’s major events and brings with it a whole host of economic benefits for the community through inward domestic tourism. We thank the ACT Government for working collaboratively with us.”

Tickets will be in high demand with an exclusive Members only booking period beginning at 9am Monday 21 December. Bookings will open for the general public on Thursday 14 January 2021. The Club will continue to work diligently with the ACT Government as restrictions change.

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