Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House

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At 7.40pm when the sails were first lit up, protesters lining the grounds around the building also began shining torches aimed towards the projection.

Controversy continues to plague The Everest horse race, with Racing NSW now suspending all bets on the event - billed as the "world's richest race on turf" - until this evening citing "security risks".

Racing NSW has suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw for Saturday's A$13 million horse race in private before it is revealed on the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night.

The regulating body said the suspension was in order "to avoid any perceived integrity risk".

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Racing NSW Stewards will later this evening advise all wagering operators when they may recommence betting on The Everest.

The plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House has been met with public anger and counter-protests.

It also announced that it secretly conducted the barrier draw ahead of tonight's official announcement.

Luckily for Jones, as it turns out, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is a gutless Jones puppet can caved in immediately, overturning the actual documented rules of the Sydney Opera House so that Jones' pals could get their way.

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Today a petition with 235,000 signatures calling on the NSW Government and Racing NSW to stop turning the Opera House into a "promotional billboard" was delivered to NSW State Parliament.

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.

"So to Louise and those people who've been offended, I apologise".

Australian singer Jimmy Barnes was among the protesters and said the projection was "wrong on so many levels". Participants are encouraged to use light sources, such as torches and smartphones, to disrupt the advertising images.

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