Au­tumn car­ni­val con­cept con­tin­ues in 2017

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

AF­TER a suc­cess­ful 2016 Au­tumn Car­ni­val at As­cot Race­course – and crowd growth of 33 per cent – Perth Rac­ing an­nounced it will con­tinue the three-meet­ing event in 2017.

The Amelia Park Kar­rakatta Plate Day held on April 2, the com­mu­nity race­day on April 9 and the WATC’s Derby Day on April 16 at­tracted great crowds and in­dus­try sup­port.

Perth Rac­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Ju­lian Sul­li­van said the three-event car­ni­val suc­cess was due to many el­e­ments.

“Prior to the start of the rac­ing sea­son at As­cot last year, the club un­veiled its plans to at­tract more race­go­ers to the course with im­proved fa­cil­i­ties for its mem­bers and the stag­ing of ma­jor and com­mu­nity-fo­cused race­days,” he said.

“From feed­back, mem­bers and pa­trons not only en­joyed the line-up of rac­ing, but also the fa­cil­ity im­prove­ment, event man­age­ment, cus­tomer ser­vice, en­ter­tain­ment and the ex­cite­ment of the car­ni­val.”

As­cot Race­course will have an­other race meet­ing this Satur­day ded­i­cated to the fallen An­zacs be­fore the Bel­mont Park race­course re­opens for win­ter rac­ing on April 30.

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