Au­tumn days for rac­ing in­dus­try

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

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.

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