Club a jewel in WA coun­try race crown

Broome Advertiser - - Broome Racing Season - Jakeb Wad­dell

Record-break­ing stakes of more than $1 mil­lion will be on of­fer as Broome Turf Club’s race sea­son be­gins next week.

The to­tal prize pool for this year’s event is more than $1.1 mil­lion, with the Broome Cup on Au­gust 19 worth $135,000, mak­ing it the rich­est WA race out­side Bel­mont and As­cot in Perth.

Broome Turf Club man­ager Paul Ros­siter said these fig­ures were a tes­ta­ment to the pin­na­cle the Broome races had now be­come.

“We’re con­tin­u­ally grow­ing and be­ing recog­nised as the ma­jor coun­try race club in Western Aus­tralia,” he said.

“We have sought spon­sor­ship over the past years to es­tab­lish our races into what they are now.

“The turf club is very ex­cited

The turf club is very ex­cited to kick off the race sea­son next week. Paul Ros­siter

to kick off the race sea­son next week.”

This sea­son’s Ladies Day Sprint will be worth $50,000 and Mr Ros­siter be­lieves this will at­tract more horses across the sea­son, not just to the fi­nal cup day.

The turf club will also of­fer the Roe­buck Bay Ho­tel Triple Crown $50,000 bonus to the win­ner of Ca­ble Beach Car­a­van Park Cup, the Qan­tas Kim­ber­ley Cup and the Lion Broome Cup.

Mr Ros­siter said these stakes would at­tract quality horses and make for an ex­cel­lent rac­ing sea­son with big crowds. “This is go­ing to be a re­mark­able rac­ing sea­son,” he said. “Mem­ber­ship numbers are go­ing strong and have soared from last year, which is a re­flec­tion of the solid rac­ing sea­son to come.

“Not only will the races be ex­cit­ing but we ex­pect the usual fes­tiv­i­ties of the rac­ing sea­son to draw big crowds.

“Broome knows by now there is much more go­ing on at the turf club than just races. We will of­fer them end­less en­ter­tain­ment through­out the en­tire sea­son.”

Broome Turf Club has launched a free com­pe­ti­tion, where they will pay a $1000 prize to any per­son who can pick the win­ner of the first six races.

Turf club mem­ber­ships are avail­able now through the club’s web­site at www.broome­tur­f­club.

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