T-Rex Races in the Heart of the Nation

Making Cruelty Ancient History

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Making Cruelty Ancient History

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what: t-rex races/fashion comps

The 2019, Inaugural Compassionate Stakes featured compassionate Canberran's, racing in giant inflatable T-Rex costumes - making horse racing cruelty ancient history!

Fashionistas participated in Fashion Off The Fields competition, "If Looks Could Not Kill."  

Information about horses and animal racing was available, a vegan sausage sizzle, plant-based sausage rolls from Herbisaurus, baked goods from Tivkah's Bakery prizes and entertainment abound.

We will be back in 2020!


2020 Location TBC

when: T-REX tuesday is held on the first Tuesday of November

Until Horse racing is banned in the ACT, we will continue to provide this cruelty free alternative.

2020 Time TBC

why: having fun shouldn't involve cruelty

One horse dies on Australian race tracks every three days.  More and more people are deciding that entertainment that relies on others having a terrible time is no fun. We all enjoy getting dressed up and having a good time with friends, but watching animals suffering is no-one's cup of tea.

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t-rex races

6 Races | 10 Competitors per race | 75m Distance (approx) | Inflatable T-Rex Costumes

fashions Off the field

Race 2: dino-dash (1:00pm)

Horse racing has done it's dash - now it's time for you to do yours! Sign up for the race 2, the Dino-Dash!  Race distance, approximately 75 metres.  10 spots available, grab some colleauges and see who's the most superior dino-racer in your office! sign up today! Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

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If Looks Could Not Kill


The Judges

Jessica Adelan-Langford - Adelan Langford Legal Consulting 

Alison Kaigan - Genki Finance


Gorman Fashions Vouchers

Enliven Infrared Sauna Vouchers



All sections of the Fashion Off the Fields competition are open to all, Men, Women and friends beyond the binary.

Entrants are urged to plan their outfits with compassion in mind, please avoid animal products (feathers, fur, silk, leather) - additional points will be awarded to entrants with no animal products in their designs. 

Entrants will be judged upon their creativity, styling and accessories, judges decisions are final.

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