Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
- Author: Stacy Allen Oct 10, 2018,
Oct 10, 2018, 0:54
Until the results of the draw are made public on Tuesday evening, punters will not be able to bet on the $13 million race.
"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".
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to protest The Everest horse race advertisement on Tuesday night.
Brisbane-based outdoor operator, Goa, has dived into the controversial debate over Racing NSW's upcoming use of the Opera House as a billboard. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian later overruled Herron and gave Racing NSW most of what was being asked. He cut her off immediately as she attempted to explain the heritage listing of the Opera House and then said he would be calling the Premier.
He threatened her job live on air and told her she was "out of her depth", but Alan Jones still isn't convinced he bullied Opera House CEO Louise Herron last Friday.
"It is the view of the Heritage Council that the use of the Opera House for the commercial advertising of this event is completely unsatisfactory and is an inappropriate use of this significant heritage place that is valued by many around the world", he said.
"This is one of the biggest events of the year... why not put it on the biggest billboard Sydney has?" said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
At 7.40pm when the famous sails were first lit up, people lining the building's forecourt also began to shine beams of light from torches onto the images in the hopes of obscuring the message.
"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.
In the early hours of this morning, up went their ad on the Sydney Opera House sails stating 'Advertise Here - Call Alan (and his mobile number).