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| BNE May/June 2016

Ready to

race

When the gates open on Brisbane’s Winter Racing Carnival

from 14 May to 11 June visitors to Eagle Farm Racecourse will

see the results of almost two years of major works to upgrade the

track and facilities. More than $10 million has been spent on the

track, $12 million on vehicle and pedestrian tunnels and $25

million on the infield stables, and that’s just part of a $1.2 billion

masterplan to transform the surrounding land into a residential,

commercial and retail precinct.

The Brisbane Racing Carnival, sponsored by Channel

Seven, is one of the richest in Australia and this year more than

500 horses will compete for a total prize pool of almost $10

million over five weeks of racing at Eagle Farm and Doomben

racecourses. But, of course, that’s not the only competition – the

fashion stakes are just as high and more than 200 entrants are

expected to vie for the title of Best Dressed. Winners or losers,

everyone will be celebrating – quaffing more than 30,000 glasses

of sparkling as they party in hot spots such as the two-storey

Birdcage at Eagle Farm for Treasury Casino and Hotel Ladies

Oaks’ Day and AAMI Stradbroke Day. Tickets start at $20 each

for general admission (up to $730 per person to get into the

Birdcage). For information and bookings see

www.brc.com.au

Names

for thegame

The Story Bridge, Anzac Square and Rocking

Horse Records in Queen Street Mall are just a few

of the suggestions locals have put forward to go on

the board of the new Brisbane Monopoly game to

be released for sale before Christmas. It will join

other Australian versions already on the market –

so far Melbourne is the highest selling edition in

this country since the original so that’s the city to

beat. Make your property suggestions until 31 July

at

www.facebook.com/brisbanemonopoly

or email

info@winningmoves.com.au