Melbourne acts DJ Brooklyn and Some Blond kept the party going well after the last race

Exciting Racing and Big Crowd at Railway Stakes

Perth’s World Class Racing Carnival the TABtouch Masters launched today with pure excitement. Perfect Perth blue skies, exciting racing and a large crowd kicked off at the James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes Raceday at Ascot racecourse.

Local crowd favourite Great Shot, jockey Craig Staples and Trainer Rhys Radford secured the win in the first $1,000,000 Group 1 race in the TABtouch Masters at Perth Racing’s - James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes. Black Heart Bart secured second - a WA local born”, now trained by Darren Weir, and third secured by interstate talent Tom Melbourne. 

The $1,000,000 James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes is Perth’s oldest Group One race dating back to 1887. Despite many memorable editions in the past, Perth Racing Managing Director Professor John Yovich is in no doubt that the TABtouch Masters and the first of the Group One’s – the James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes is the best combination Perth Racing has seen inEquine All Stars and crowd atmosphere. Made possible with the great support from sponsors and the Government of Western Australia, proud supporters of the TABtouch Masters 

“We have seen a fantastic line-up of horses contest the James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes today, launching this year’s TABtouch Masters, and Perth’s Own Racing Carnival to a whole new level,” Yovich said.

“Perth Racing has stepped it up again in the second year of the TABtouch Masters luring seven top-class interstate horses to this year’s James Boag’s Premium-Railway Stakes. With top Australian racing talent on show today and a local WA winner, we have seen the most famous names in Australian racing here for this year’s second edition of The TABtouch Masters. The illustrious surnames of Cummings, Freedman, Hayes, Waller, Waterhouse and Weir are featuring right here in Perth.”

Perth Racing has cemented its commitment to bringing high quality Group One racing to Perth along with top Australian entertainment; including headline acts such as popular Melbourne acts DJ Brooklyn and Some Blond, who kept the party going well after the last race.

Top West Australian Chef, Chris Taylor was a key feature in the new Perth Racing Masterpiece Series event and dining scene. Showcasing gourmet cocktail food selections at The Platform with his all-new Masterpiece Series Menu, curated specifically for the event. The big crowd at Ascot soaked up plenty of fun and atmosphere across the pop-up bars, photo booths, the new trackside Pavilion Bar and illustrious Mumm Champagne Gardens.

“Perth Racing has a clear focus to provide our patrons with the best entertainment, on and off the track,” Yovich said.

“Add to this, new travel and hospitality packages, developed in partnership with Tourism WA, we are offering extraordinary experiences, proving a hit with crowds. The calibre of racing and entertainment is set at an international level for this year’s TABtouch Masters, with 14 interstate horses competing across the 3 race series - continuing with the Winterbottom Stakes next weekend, December 2.”