Back to Feed

WA announces the Pinnacles concept to replace Masters carnival news

WA announces the Pinnacles concept to replace Masters carnival

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | Sat 11 June, 2022

Western Australia’s premier thoroughbred racing carnival is reaching new heights with more prize money, more top-class races and more excitement.

The traditional Masters racing carnival featuring three Group 1 race days is being reimagined as The Pinnacles and extended to five feature races across five sparkling race days, with around $10.5million in prize money.

A new $1.5million race to be run at weight-for-age over 1400m and sponsored by TABtouch will be created to conclude The Pinnacles series and all Western Australians are invited to help to choose a name which perfectly represents our state.

Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said the spring races would be recharged with an extra $3.5million for winners.

“In naming our premier racing carnival The Pinnacles we’re declaring that we’re aiming high as well as showcasing the best of Western Australia to the world,” Ian said.

“We want to attract top-class racing talent to compete in The Pinnacles along with visitors to experience both the glamour and excitement of racing and the unique charm and magnificence of WA.

“The series kicks off with the Placid Ark Stakes. The three Group 1 races follow, the Railway Stakes, Winterbottom Stakes and the Kingston Town Classic, which have all had prize money boosts to $1.5million.

“We’re adding a new $1.5million race to the series so interstate raiders can back up a Group 1 run with another showcase race to amplify the rewards and prestige.

“We are putting it out to all West Aussies to give this race a name which best symbolises our state.

“The recharging of this important spring racing festival is part of our recent commitment to an extra $30million in funding for WA racing by 2025, the biggest boost in our history.”

Perth Racing Chief Executive Officer James Oldring said the racing festival would be hosted at the beautiful riverside Ascot Racecourse.

“We have missed seeing interstate horses on our tracks during the COVID pandemic and this is our chance to reignite the race series and welcome visitors back to WA,” James said.

“This is the perfect opportunity for us to show our WA hospitality, promote great regional places to visit and watch some of the nation’s star gallopers take on the best of the West.

“At Perth Racing, we look forward to staging the inaugural Pinnacles and creating an event that WA can be proud of.”

The Pinnacles (supported by TABtouch)

 

Day 1 – Euroz Hartleys Champion Fillies’ Day
Saturday 12 November

Featuring the Group 3 $200,000 Champion Fillies’ Stakes over 1,600m and the Listed Placid Ark Stakes over 1,200m, now worth $500,000.


Day 2 – Furphy Railway Stakes Day
Saturday 19 November

Featuring the Group 1 $1.5 million Furphy-Railway Stakes over 1,600m.

 

Day 3 – Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes Day
Saturday 26 November
Featuring the Group 1 $1.5 million Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes over 1,200m.


Day 4 – Drummond Golf Kingston Town Classic Day
Saturday 3 December

Featuring the Group 1 $1.5 million Drummond Golf Kingston Town Classic over 1,800m.

 

Day 5 – Raceday sponsored by TABtouch
Saturday 10 December
Featuring a new Group 3 $1.5 million race sponsored by TABtouch over 1,400m under WFA conditions. Raceday and race name to be advised.

 

48 Comments | 2 weeks ago

Recent Comments

User shothru

shothru 17 Jun | Posts: 126

Rothfire was also mentioned on radio this week, however nobody seems to think he is going anywhere but Melbourne.Perth Racing can target Nature Strip but it would only be being polite to say it was being considered by connections.Does anyone remember Alasdair ...

User DamienWyer

DamienWyer 17 Jun | Posts: 6899

Rothfire was also mentioned on radio this week, however nobody seems to think he is going anywhere but Melbourne.Perth Racing can target Nature Strip but it would only be being polite to say it was being considered by connections.Does anyone remember Alasdair ...

User shothru

shothru 17 Jun | Posts: 126

The west reports today that PR are going after Nature Strip to come for the Winterbottom....and why wouldnt you? They've proven they dont mind travelling and went to Ascot for 283,000 pounds prizemoney. Not that it was about the money... but a much shorter tri...

User jum

jum 16 Jun | Posts: 3084

The west reports today that PR are going after Nature Strip to come for the Winterbottom....and why wouldnt you? They've proven they dont mind travelling and went to Ascot for 283,000 pounds prizemoney. Not that it was about the money... but a much shorter tri...

User TheDiva

TheDiva 16 Jun | Posts: 11499

The west reports today that PR are going after Nature Strip to come for the Winterbottom....and why wouldnt you? They've proven they dont mind travelling and went to Ascot for 283,000 pounds prizemoney. Not that it was about the money... but a much shorter tri...

User TheDiva

TheDiva 14 Jun | Posts: 11499

I think you need to view the carnival boost without your owners cap on. I am an owner and while I would much prefer they spend that money to increase base stakes.... I also understand they are trying to build a carnival and some interest. Even the Wa...

User Vincent_vega

Vincent_vega 13 Jun | Posts: 219

with due respect to those horses, i dont think Eurythmic or Blue Spec are going to appeal to the younger generation...which lets face it... are the ones that will turn up and drink, eat and punt...while us older gents prefer to dodge the crowds and stay home.&...

User Ngawyni

Ngawyni 13 Jun | Posts: 620

There are certainly some horses running around on Saturdays that have no chance, are probably running in the hope of picking up $1000 and end up being roadblocks.  Perhaps that problem can be dealt with by the stewards rejecting their nominations where ou...

User Flanders

Flanders 13 Jun | Posts: 920

I think this is an industry in which participation is so costly and mostly unrewarding that it needs to be encouraged. Owners (and punters) put in far more than they take out (Bob may be an exception) and without owners there's no industry. Qld has a high...

User sonny

sonny 13 Jun | Posts: 869

Hi Ngawyni, without Punters there is no industry....