The Black Opal Stakes is Canberra’s premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward and now in its 42nd year the day is one of the most important Autumn race days on the calendar.
The Black Opal Stakes program includes the ACTTAB Canberra Cup. The eight race program includes the Seppelt Black Opal Stakes, ACTTAB Canberra Cup and the Canberra Guineas. The full racing program is available here.
The action takes place both on and off the track at Thoroughbred Park on Black Opal Stakes day. Enter the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for the best prizes in the region. Categories include classic ladies race wear, classic men’s race wear, classic couple’s race wear and the millinery award.
Tickets are available at the gate and through Ticketek.