Virtual Race Nights

Having fun at the 2016 race nightIt on again Friday 22 October 2021

At the Hellenic Club in Woden

Horses racing

Details coming here soon.

Last time, over 120 people enjoyed a fun night of punting with free fun money, prizes, silent auctions, and fashions in the field competitions.
Click here to see how the racing works.

All proceeds go to charity.

  • Bar was open and light snacks were provided (hot finger food and sandwiches)
  • There was be a birthday cake for Rotary 1143 years old and 90 years in Canberra
  • Gates opened at 6:00 for start at 6:30 pm
  • First race 7:00 pm – six race program finishing about 9:30 pm

More images from last event below

It's an annual night of fun and frivolity for charity

MyHome in Canberra LogoThis year we are supporting Rotary charities and MyHome in Canberra to assist them in providing supported accommodation for people with enduring mental illness. Details at

Previously we bought an electric-assist  tri-shaw for Araluen Retirement Village in Fisher to start a Cycling Without Age program – so residents can again feel the ‘wind in their hair’. Details here.

There will be worthwhile items available in silent auctions – you can bid at any time during the evening.  

Come dressed for fashions on the field

A winner

Everyone can look the part!

We are all winners having a great time.

Fashions are judged during the evening.

Prizes awarded for both men's and women's fashions
and for fantastic betting wins.

2017 fashions winners

Thanks to our sponsors

Sponsor buy races (they get to name the race and the horses) and offer items for auctioning and prizes.

Interested in being a sponsor to assist our efforts and get some good publisity? Contact us.

Sponsors from last event

Race sponsors (six available): Material suppliers:

Wright Dunn Real Estate logo

Murrenbateman Real Estate logo

Expresso Room logoProhibition Bottle Shop logo logo

City Strata Management logoICMI logoHellenic Club logoBunnings Wearhouse logo

Bees on Skis honey logo

Red Brick Cafe logo

 Capital Eye logoOlive at Mawson logo

Bensons of Curtin logo

 Curtin Optical logo

Fillos Taverna + Bar
In Hellenic Club, Woden

 Philip Kouvelis Real Estate logo

Ivy Flowers & Guifts logo

 Capital Chemist logo

Joy Studio logo

Adicted to fabric in Phillip logo


How the racing and betting works …

Race cardOn arrival you are given:Making bets

• A race card detailing the six races to be run during the evening. It shows the details of the horses (number, name, colours, form and odds)
• A wad of fun money

We showing the footage of actual races, each with eight runners. No one present knows the outcome of any of the races.

Our bookmakers take your bets on each race using your fun money. We accept win only (first place) bets.
You can bet on as many runners as you like, as many times as you like.

Last bets are called, the race is shown, and the winner and place getters declared. Then the bookmakers payout on winning bets.

Prizes are given to the biggest winners

              • On each race, the punter who won the most money on that race
              • On the night, the punter who has the most cash in hand at the end.

Horses racingThe 'Form' for each horse is the tipper's opinion of the runner and includes where it placed in its recent races.

The 'Odds' for each horse are those that bookmakers are offering for each runner.

Betting and winning:

  • Win bet -- that a horse will win the race: For example, if the odds are 7:1 and you bet $1,000 on a horse to win, and your horse wins, you win $7,000 and get your $1,000 stake back ($8,000 returned for $1,000 outlay).

If you run out of fun money, we have hardship table where you can try your luck.Click here to make a reservation
There is a prize for the best hard luck or saddest story.

Some more photos from last event

Others photos are above

Watching a race

 The biggest winner with prizes

Part of the crowd


Checking the results

Crowd view



 with our fun money

Last modified JW 3 June 2021