Magic Millions new sponsor of million-dollar race in Perth

Perth Racing has secured Magic Millions as the new naming rights sponsor of the $1,000,000 Kingston Town Classic, the third and final Group One race of The TABtouch Masters at Ascot Racecourse later this year.

“The TABtouch Masters was the breakout hit of Australian thoroughbred racing last season and Magic Millions is delighted to be part of its second edition, sponsoring the $1,000,000 Kingston Town Classic, a race which honours the only three-time WS Cox Plate winner,” said Vin Cox, Managing Director Magic Millions.

“Magic Millions has a rich history in Western Australia via its annual Perth Yearling Sale conducted each February and strong connections throughout the domestic and international thoroughbred racing industries. It’s great to have the opportunity to partner with Perth Racing for the $1,000,000 Kingston Town Classic, which like The TABtouch Masters is something of a standard bearer.”

The $1,000,000 Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic is the southern hemisphere’s richest Group One 1,800 metres event, while The TABtouch Masters is the world’s only single-track thoroughbred racing festival featuring a Group One race worth at least $1,000,000 on three consecutive Saturdays.

The $1,000,000 James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes, Perth’s oldest Group One race, will get The TABtouch Masters under starter’s orders on Saturday 25 November. The $1,000,000 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes, Australia’s last Group One sprint of the year, will be the second-up feature of The TABtouch Masters on Saturday 2 December. Magic Millions sales graduate Stratum Star won last year’s running of the Kingston Town Classic  and this year, the $1,000,000 Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic will wrap up The TABtouch Masters on Saturday 9 December. 

“The TABtouch Masters is part of Perth Racing’s commitment to iconic events that bring people together to experience all-star racing and fun at the track. Seriously good times is the theme of The TABtouch Masters and, based on last year’s inaugural three-day festival which drew more than 26,000 people to Ascot Racecourse, that’s precisely what people enjoyed,” said Professor John Yovich AM, Managing Director of Perth Racing.

“Perth Racing is tipping more seriously good times at The TABtouch Masters in 2017 – it’s a sure thing – and the club is thrilled Magic Millions has come on board to sponsor the $1,000,000 Kingston Town Classic."