Racing NSW Has Suspended Everest Bets Until This Evening

Lynette Rowe
October 9, 2018

The barrier draw was today held in confidence by Racing NSW stewards and the results will be kept private until they are beamed onto the Opera House sails.

Hundreds of torchlights shone on the Sydney Opera House as protesters attempted to disrupt the controversial promotion of a multi-million dollar horse race on the icon's sails.

The activist group has criticised Jones for attacking Herron, calling her a "tyrant" and questioning her credentials after she said she wouldn't allow the Opera House to carry advertising for The Everest Cup horse race on its sails.

Racing NSW stewards cited "perceived integrity risk" and "security risks" for the change.

On Tuesday afternoon the saga took another twist with fixed odds betting on the race suspended until tonight's barrier draw event, due to risks of a security breach.

Luckily for Jones, as it turns out, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is a gutless Jones puppet can caved in immediately, overturning the actual documented rules of the Sydney Opera House so that Jones' pals could get their way.

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In the early evening, Sydneysiders were seen dancing and chanting profanities directed at 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones, whose on-air interview last week sparked the furore.

Sleeping Giants Oz issued a statement to AdNews, saying: "Sleeping Giants Oz fully supports the action against allowing the Everest Event to go ahead at the Opera House and applaud everyone who supported the petition".

Mr Greenwich said he would move a motion in parliament to amend the Sydney Opera House Trust Act to "stop the culture of a minister picking up the phone on behalf of his mates in the racing industry and telling the Opera House what to do".

In a letter to the premier on Tuesday, the NSW Heritage Council said it was extremely disappointed with the government's decision and described the projection as "inappropriate".

The decisions by the regulating body follows public backlash over the NSW government's decision to allow the event to be advertised on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

"The Opera House management has approved exemptions under the Heritage Act to make these types of decisions", the spokesman said.

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