2010/2011 Perth Summer Racing Carnival

After the action of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival wrapped up at Sandown over the weekend, attention now turns to Western Australia for the 2010/2011 Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Conducted over nine major Saturday meetings at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse, the Perth Summer Racing Carnival kicked off on October 30 with the Asian Beau Stakes Day.

Following this the Lee Steere Stakes was the next big attraction on November 6, followed by the WA Guineas Day last Saturday November 13.

The Ascot Carnival gets into full swing this weekend with the first Group 1 feature set to light up the track on Saturday November 20.

The $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) is the richest and most prestigious race held in Perth during the summer racing season and will be contested by the likes of Sniper’s Bullet, Black Piranha, God Has Spoken and Impressive Jeuney.

After the Railway Stakes Day the action continues with the $750,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), which is the premier sprint race in Perth.

The 2010 Winterbottom Stakes will take place on Saturday November 27 and early favourites to take out the event include Tony Noonan’s Patinack Farm placegetter Ortensia, local favourite and Prince of Wales Stakes winner Waratahs Secret, Fred Kersley’s eight-year-old Marasco and Salinger Stakes winner Whitefriars from Sydney.

The second Group 1 feature at the Ascot Carnival is the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 4 where a similar field of gallopers to the Railway Stakes will face off.

Other highlights punters and racing fans are awaiting during the carnival include the Group 2 Cox Stakes (2100m) on December 18 and then the iconic Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Years’ Day, January 1, 2011.

Races.com.au will be the first to publish the Perth Summer Racing Carnival feature race fields, form, betting tips and updated odds so bookmark this site to stay up to date with the latest.

There are already early betting markets open on some of these major Perth showdowns at online bookmakers, so get ready to lock in your favourites at the best price by opening an account with Luxbet today!

2010 / 2011 Ascot Summer Racing Carnival Feature Race Calendar

Saturday 30th October
Asian Beau Stakes Group 3 1400m 3YO+HCP $125,000
Burgess Queen Stakes Listed 1400m 3YO F SWP HCP $80,000
Fairetha Stakes Listed 1400m 3YO C&G SWP HCP $75,000
Saturday 6th November
WAROA Lee Steere Stakes Group 2 1400m SWFA $200,000
Ascot Gold Cup Listed 1800m 3YO + QLTY HCP $80,000
Saturday 13th November
Sky Racing WA Guineas Group 2 1600m 3YO SW $250,000
Colonel Reeves Stakes Group 3 1100m 3YO + QLTY HCP $125,000
RJ Peters Stakes Group 3 1500m 3YO + HCP $125,000
Jungle Mist Classic Listed 1200m 3YO + F&M QLTY HCP $80,000
Saturday 20th November
Carlton Draught Railway Stakes Group 1 1600m 3YO + QLTY HCP $1,000,000
Placid Ark Stakes Listed 1200m 3YO QLTY HCP $80,000
Tattersall’s Cup Listed 2200m 3YO + QLTY HCP $80,000
Carbine Club WA Stakes Listed 1400m 3YO + HCP $80,000
Saturday 27th November
Burswood Entertainment
Complex Winterbottom Stakes
Group 2 1200m SWFA $750,000
Aquanita Stakes Listed 1800m 3YO QLTY HCP $80,000
Jungle Dawn Classic Listed 1400m 3YO F&M QLTY HCP $80,000
Saturday 4th December
Kingston Town Classic Group 1 1800m SWFA $500,000
Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic Group 3 1400m 3YO SW $125,000
GA Towton Cup Listed 2200m 3YO + QLTY HCP $80,000
Saturday 11th December
AJ Scahill Stakes Group 3 1400m SWFA $125,000
WA St Leger Listed 2100m 3YO SW $100,000
Starstruck Classic Listed 1600m 3YO F&M QLTY HCP $80,000
Saturday 18th December
Landscape Development
CB Cox Stakes
Group 2 2100m SWFA $225,000
RS Crawford Stakes Listed 1000m 3YO + QLTY HCP $80,000
Wednesday 22nd December
La Trice Classic Listed 1800m 3YO F&M SWP HCP $75,000
Saturday 1st January
BMW Perth Cup Group 2 2400m 3YO + QLTY HCP $400,000
Schweppes Summer Scorcher Listed 1000m 3YO + QLTY HCP $100,000