Betting suspended on The Everest

The Opera House has previously been used to promote messages

On Tuesday afternoon the saga took another twist with fixed odds betting on the race suspended until tonight's barrier draw event, due to risks of a security breach.

Jones had called for Louise Herron to be sacked during a testy confrontation on Friday after she ruled out allowing words or branding highlighting The Everest to be projected onto the Opera House because "it's not a billboard".

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

More than 1,000 protesters have disrupted the Everest horse race illumination by painting over the light show with torches and lamps.

Police in riot gear were in attendance as people began to filter into the areas surrounding the landmark ahead of the controversial illumination, which kicked off at 7.30pm on Tuesday night.

Scott Morrison weighed in on the controversy on Sunday saying beaming the draw onto the Opera House was a 'no-brainer'.

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"The use of the Opera House for the commercial advertising of this event is a completely unsatisfactory and is an inappropriate use of this significant heritage place", council chair Stephen Davies said in a letter to the premier on Tuesday.

In another letter sent to Greens MP David Shoebridge, Mr Davies said he was unable to issue a Stop Work Order because the planned projections by Racing NSW did not meet the legal definition of "harm" as there was no physical damage being done to the site.

"The Opera House management has approved exemptions under the Heritage Act to make these types of decisions", the spokesman said. Jones' response to Herron arguing the Opera House is "not a billboard" was: "Who said?"

"I seriously doubt Alan would go to the trouble of getting in touch but you never know".

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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