2020 Canberra Racing Carnival

Community Event

8 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020

The inaugural Canberra Racing Carnival will take place on the Sunday and Monday of the Canberra Day long weekend after the splitting of the Black Opal Stakes and the Canberra Cup.

Black Opal Stakes Day has a long-established place in the Canberra community calendar and again takes place on the Sunday of the long weekend. The second race day, on the Monday of the long weekend, will be headlined by the historical Canberra Cup.

These two days will have distinct and unique identities with the Black Opal Stakes Race Day remaining as a celebration of fashion and everything fine while Canberra Cup Race Day will have a focus on families and everything Canberran.

The John McGrath Black Opal Stakes Race Day will feature DJs, a live band, on-course entertainment and top-class racing.

The TAB Canberra Cup Race Day will play host to a number of show rides, pony rides, face painters, a children’s band and plenty more. Entry for u18’s is free!

Thoroughbred Park – the thrill of it all.

*Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


Bar Carpark Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Kiosk Major Events Public Toilet Restaurant Wheelchair access


From AU$5.00

Event Times

8 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020

Annual Event


Thoroughbred Park

Randwick Road, Lyneham, 2602

Nearby Accommodation

View All
The Deluxe Suite at Crowne Plaza Canberra include a bedroom and separate lounge room

Crowne Plaza Canberra


Meandering Room

Ovolo Nishi


Dinner on the deck?

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Forrest, Canberra


Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra James Court


Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport exterior

Vibe Hotel Canberra

Pialligo, Canberra

Standard Room

Quality Hotel Dickson

Dickson, Canberra

Contact Us