Autumn days for racing industry
AFTER a four-year hiatus, Perth Racing has labelled its revived Autumn Racing Carnival a major success.
The reinstated carnival was well supported by punters, who visited Ascot Racecourse for the Karrakatta Plate, Easter Race Day and the WA Turf Club Derby.
The carnival was revived by Perth Racing in a bid to entice enthusiasts to remain in WA rather than travelling interstate for meetings at Sydney’s Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens racecourses.
Perth Racing general manager Darwyn Jolly said the carnival’s initial success was encouraging and revealed plans were underway to at- tract more racegoers in the future.
“Despite some inclement weather last week, we are still very happy with the overall response to the Autumn Carnival and it goes to show that there is a real appetite for quality race meetings, which provide entertainment both on and off the track,” he said.