Betting suspended on The Everest until barrier draw revealed

Hope Soto
October 10, 2018

The barrier draw for The Everest, a thoroughbred horse race run over 1,200 metres, was projected onto the Opera House amid growing backlash over using the landmark as a billboard. It should be noted that Herron was upholding the statute of the Opera House in doing so.

The government sparked outrage by overturning the decision of Opera House management, which had rejected the promotion of the race on the grounds that it breached its guidelines.

Political manipulator Jones, whose superpower is to be able to wrap gutless Liberal Party politicians around his little orifice, is behind the verbal bullying of Opera House CEO Louise Herron.

Racing NSW officials made the decision to conduct the draw prior to the event to circumvent any security risks that may exist.

"Racing NSW Stewards today have conducted the barrier draw for the 2018 The TAB Everest in preparation for this evening's barrier draw event", a Racing NSW release said.

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Some attendees held signs slamming the NSW government and Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

"The use of the Opera House for the commercial advertising of this event is a completely unsatisfactory and is an inappropriate use of this significant heritage place", council chair Stephen Davies said in a letter to the premier on Tuesday. Jones' response to Herron arguing the Opera House is "not a billboard" was: "Who said?"

On his Sky News program, shortly after the sails were illuminated, Alan Jones labelled the light-based protest as "childish stuff" from a "latte-sipping mob". "Call Alan" onto the famous building.

"I don't believe my words or actions qualify as those of a bully or a misogynist but there are clearly many people who do", Jones said on 2GB.

Satirical group The Chaser posted a video of the prank on Tuesday morning where they can also be seen shining the message, which was accompanied by Alan Jones' purported mobile number, onto NSW Parliament House and the NSW Art Gallery.

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