Star WA Galloper POUNAMU Salutes in the $1M G1 2017 Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic
The final event of the TABtouch Masters was quite the WA showcase with the southern hemisphere’s richest Group One, 1800 metre race. The $1M Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic was an emphatic victory by WA star galloper Pounamu, on Saturday 9 December.
It was a WA affair for the 2017 Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic - the first four a showcase of WA talent against the top interstate raiders. Following on from his Group 3 win a month ago in the Asian Beau Stakes, and completing the fastest last 600 metres in the Railway Stakes, Pounamu and Jockey Patrick Carberry have monstered through to claim the win in the Magic Millions Kingston-Town Classic. Second was Material Man with Jockey Mitchell Pateman, third Achernar Star with Jockey Chris Parnham and fourth Perfect Jewel with Jockey William Pike.
Perth Racing presented the Frank Treen Medallion and a cheque for $2,000 to series winning Jockey William Pike, after the final race of day three of The TABtouch Masters. Adam Durrant awarded the Albert Jordan Medallion for Top Trainer and $2,000, while the top Jockey aged 25 years or under, awarded to Chris Parnham with the Rodney Kemp Medal and $1,000.
Perth Racing Managing Director, Professor John Yovich said the Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic, named after the legendary three-time WS Cox Plate winner, provided a terrific day out for families and friends.
“We’ve seen a fantastic racing series for the Group 1 TABtouch Masters, and today we’ve seen WA heroes dominate the Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic,” John said.
With shaded gourmet picnics on the lawn, pony rides, flower crown making and face painting, bouncy castle and a special visit from Santa, Kingston Town is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends before the busy Christmas period and a chance to experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing at its finest.
“We are lucky to host the TABtouch Masters at Ascot - one of the prettiest, racecourses in the country. With its federation architecture, the magnificent grandstand and grounds, we know we have something special here to offer Perth patrons and tourists over the Ascot racing Carnival and particularly for the Group One TABtouch Masters Series,” Mr Yovich said.
Professor Yovich said, ”the Masters was not just about first-class racing, but bringing people to Ascot to enjoy many experiences; including some of WA best local food and produce, WA wines, fashions and live music, gourmet events such as the new Masterpiece Series – a fantastic food and wine masterpiece partnership between Frasers Events and Catering and Perth Racing this year.”
Damien Cripps Duo entertained the crowd at the Pavilion Bar during the day, while local musician Dove kept the party going well after the last race in Stone Motherless Bar. Perth Racing has had a clear focus to provide its patrons with the best entertainment on and off the track. Add to this new travel and hospitality packages, developed in partnership with Tourism WA, we offer extraordinary experiences, proving a hit with crowds.
We continue some great racing throughout December, which is great for informal Christmas parties and catch-ups and then we kick off 2018 with the iconic - TABtouch Perth Cup.
This year the TABtouch Perth Cup is back to New Year’s Day, on Monday January 1. Perth Racing is excited to host WA’s own San Cisco to get good vibes going for 2018 at Ascot Racecourse. An action packed day of sensational racing featuring the Group Two $500,000 TABtouch Perth Cup and the Group 3 La Trice Classic. EARLY BIRD tickets are just $20.40, or guests can splash some cash on a hot ticket to one of the plush marquee events. Plus Perth’s favourite trackside party is back – Picnic at Perth Cup.
With good times guaranteed, we'll also have THIRTEEN food trucks on-course to boost those energy levels and of course we've got plenty of outdoor bars, Frozen Rose, Pimms on the lawn and so many tasty foods. Don’t forget to check out the Red Bull Silent Disco and relax on the lawn at this iconic Perth event, you won’t want to miss it!
2017 TABtouch Masters
The world's first single track horse racing festival to offer three Group One races for at least $1 million each in prize money. WA's biggest annual racing festival featuring with a total prize pool of $5.2 million
Each day of The TABtouch Masters boasts a unique theme – racing purists on James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes Day, life of the country on Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes Day – featuring the finals of the TABtouch Regional Championship: The Road to Ascot and the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field – and families and friends on Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic Day.
This year’s TABtouch Masters attracted more than 20,000 guests over three consecutive Saturdays for the Group One $1M ultimate raceday experience with;
- More than 4,000 bottles of champagne poured and more than 500 dozen fresh oysters shucked in restaurants, bars and trackside marquees.
- More than 9,000 gourmet meals prepared and served from the menu.
- More than 2,000 employees over the Masters Series employed by Perth Racing.