Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
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Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Overnight the comedy group shared footage of some members driving around Sydney in a auto with a projector attached, projecting the words "Advertise Here: Call Alan" onto the NSW Art Gallery, Parliament House and the Opera House.

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

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.

An online petition against the event, now signed by over 290,000 people, was delivered to State Parliament on Tuesday morning but the petition's organiser, Mike Woodcock, said Premier Gladys Berejiklian did not accept it. "Call Alan" onto the famous building.

"If anyone wants to advertise on the biggest billboards in Sydney, this guy called Alan is apparently in charge".

Broadcaster Alan Jones now says he regrets his comments.


Public outrage over the decision to promote the $13 million Racing NSW race, dubbed The Everest, mounted over the weekend and into this week with some calling it an "assault" on the World Heritage listed Australian icon.

The forecourt and surrounding areas of the Opera House were packed with onlookers and people looking to make a stand against the use of the building to promote race colours, barrier draw numbers and The Everest Trophy for the lucrative event.

Racing NSW stewards have suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw in private on Tuesday morning.

Everest organiser Racing NSW claims its received death threats in the wake of furore.

The premier on Monday stood by her decision saying she was "incredibly comfortable" with it, despite widespread perceptions she'd caved in to Jones' demands.

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