Get Ready to Rex & Roll! Canberra’s T-Rex Races Are Back!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, as the beloved T-Rex novelty races return to Petrie Plaza after a pandemic-induced pause.
Compassionate Stakes: Racing for a Cause
Looking for a delightful and cruelty-free alternative to watching horse racing on “the cup” day? Look no further than the Compassionate Stakes. We believe that a great time shouldn’t come at the expense of animals, and our event proves just that.
Race Like a Rex
Our races are open to the public, and your race ticket includes the exhilarating experience of donning a T-Rex costume.
Tickets: Your Passport to Rexhilaration
Please note that tickets are essential to join the race, so be sure to book your spot.
Spectators & Supporters: Enjoy for Free
Cheering on your favourite Rex racers? The event is absolutely free for spectators and supporters, so bring your friends and family to share in the fun.
A Rexcellent Day Out
The festivities kick off at 12 p.m., and races are scheduled every half-hour, starting at 12:30 pm. Don’t miss the grand finale, “THE COMPASSIONATE STAKES,” the highlight of the day, set for 3 pm.
Advocacy & Awareness
Visit our information stalls hosted by Little Oak Sanctuary and the Animal Defenders Office, where you can learn more about critical animal protection issues.
Fashion Off The Field: Rexquisite Fashion Fun
Our fabulous “Fashion Off The Field” competition returns with a twist. Some of Canberra’s fiercest Drag Queens will grace the event, celebrating fierce, fabulous, and fun fashion with prizes fit for royalty.
Rex Fuel for Your Appetite
All the fun is sure to build up an appetite. Enjoy a scrumptious veggie sausage sizzle from the Little Oak grill or indulge in delectable soft-serve treats from our friends at Future Swirl.
Join us for a day of laughter, camaraderie, and compassion. The Compassionate Stakes proves that having a blast and caring for animals go hand in hand. Get ready to Rex and roll!
Tuesday 7th November 12-4 pm
Petrie Plaza – Canberra City (between the Merry-go-round and The Fish Shack)
Secure your spot and let’s make this year’s Compassionate Stakes an unforgettable experience.
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