The opening race of the 2010 Festival of Perth Racing is set to light up the Ascot track this Saturday November 20 with a bumper nine-race programme planned for Railway Stakes Day.
The marquee race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival is the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), the richest race held in WA each year.
The 2010 Railway Stakes has attracted a capacity field of runners lead by Colour Correct, the current $4.80 to win through Luxbet after a successful spring campaign that has included back-to-back wins in the Asian Beau Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup.
Other favourites in the Railway Stakes field include defending champion Sniper’s Bullet ($9), Sydney raider Trusting ($6.50) and R.J. Peters Stakes winner God Has Spoken ($10).
Sponsored by Carlton Draught, the Railway Stakes is scheduled as Race 7 at Ascot on Saturday.
Three other black-type races are scheduled for Railway Stakes Day with the $80,000 Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m), the $80,000 Tattersall’s Cup (2100m) and the $80,000 Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) all sure to draw a crowd and plenty of punters.
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2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes Day Schedule
|Race No.||Time*||Race Name||Race Status||Distance||Prize Money||Conditions|
|1||11:48am||Carlton Dry Handicap||–||1600m||$50,000||3YO & Up – BM 74+|
|2||12:25pm||Carlton Mid Handicap||–||1400m||$50,000||3YO & Up – BM 68+|
|3||1:05pm||Crown Lager Handicap||–||1400m||$50,000||3YO & Up – BM 68+|
|4||1:45pm||Winning Edge Presentations Trophy||–||1400m||$50,000||3YO|
|5||2:25pm||Carbine Club of WA Stakes||Listed||1400m||$80,000||3YO & Up – Sprint|
|6||3:05pm||Tattersalls’ Cup||Listed||2100m||$80,000||3YO & Up – Handicap|
|7||3:45pm||Carlton Draught Railway Stakes||Group 1||1600m||$1,000,000||3YO & Up – Handicap|
|8||4:25pm||Placid Ark Stakes||Listed||1200m||$80,000||3YO|
|9||5:05pm||Pure Blonde Handicap||–||1100m||$50,000||3YO & Up – BM 74+|
*Note all Race Times are Local Time (WA)