Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

"To avoid any perceived integrity risk, Racing NSW has determined that all betting on the 2018 The TAB Everest be suspended commencing at 12pm today (9 October 2018), until the final barriers have been publicly displayed this evening", Racing NSW said in a statement.

Comedians have ridiculed the NSW government's plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House by projecting the words "Advertise here.

They've even called for the sacking of the Opera House manager who told them where to get off. Let's remind Alan that the Opera House truly does belong to everyone, by supporting Louise Herron's staunch defence of one of our city and country's few instantly recognisable heritage landmarks".

An image from the Racing NSW submission to the Opera House.

When the Opera House sails were finally illuminated after days of national backlash, the crowds of protesters began booing and sending up helium balloons.

A protest is being planned for when the projection takes place, at 8pm on Tuesday night.

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

This afternoon the Heritage Council of New South Wales delivered a damning letter directly to the Premier expressing its "extreme disappointment" with her decision to allow the advertising to go ahead. Jones' response to Herron arguing the Opera House is "not a billboard" was: "Who said?" Prime Minister Scott Morrison backed the decision, saying: "Why not put it on the biggest billboard Sydney has?" "Call Alan" onto the famous building.

"I used some words in these programs about the Everest, and the Opera House, and Louise, which in hindsight I now most regret hearing, having heard the impact they've clearly had on some people", Mr Jones said on air.

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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