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20 38 02 premier’s message A message from the Premier of Western Australia Hon Colin Barnett MLA. 03 Chairman’s message A welcome from Ted van Heemst. 04 THE FESTIVAL IS BACK David Shortte previews his favourite time of the year.

22 40 06 2012/2013 Festival of perth racing The day-to-day guide to the 2012/2013 Festival of Perth Racing. 13 JEBEDIAH Perth's very own living proof of rock longevity. 20 BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS Share a spring morning with our thoroughbred stars.

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22 FIND THE STARS AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL The names to look out for in this year’s Festival.

40 SIMON MILLER – A MAN ON A MISSION Determined to earn the mantle of WA's leading trainer.

24 SUPER SATURDAY Wes Cameron takes a trip down memory lane.

41 TAKE A PUNT How to pick a winner in this year’s Festival.

26 MYER FASHION Trends guaranteed to turn heads on the racecourse.

42 Flight Incentive Scheme Perth Racing and RWWA join forces to bring world-class racing to WA.

38 A VIEW FROM ABOVE Darren McAullay relives some of his favourite Ascot moments. contributing writers ­ Ingrid Waltham John Petkovic Wes Cameron Darren McAullay Marty Young Mat Nowland David Shortte photography contributors Scott Hollands Simon Westlake Ultimate Racing Photos

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Message from the Premier of Western Australia Hon Colin Barnett MLA This is always an exciting time of the year to be associated with the racing industry and after what seems like a very long winter, we can now celebrate the highlight of the WA racing calendar. This year’s Festival of Perth Racing season promises to be a magnificent event with plenty of interest already being shown by some of the country’s leading trainers in WA’s premier events. These include the November 24 Super Saturday, which features the $1m Carlton Draught Railway Stakes, and the $500,000 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes; both of which are Group One races. We also have the Group One $500,000 Kingston Town Classic on December 8, and of course the $400,000 Group Two Golden River Developments Perth Cup on January 1. And this year we have the very real chance of the attendance of the French team that was behind the 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden.

The flow-on effects, both financial and social, from such a high profile racing calendar represent a strong contribution to the Western Australian community. With feature prize money up for grabs during the season standing at more than $5.6m dollars, and around 100,000 people expected to pass through the Ascot gates during this period, this truly is an exciting time to be in beautiful Western Australia. I congratulate Perth Racing on its determined efforts to put together such an entertaining program and wish them all the best during the racing festival and beyond.

Colin Barnett Premier

Chairman's Message On behalf of the Committee may I welcome you to this year’s Festival of Perth Racing. Over the next three months Ascot will take centre stage as we host six of the Club’s signature race days commencing with the much awaited Crown Perth Opening Day followed by Yellowglen Melbourne Cup Day, Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies Day, Carlton Draught Super Saturday, Kingston Town Classic and the Golden River Developments Perth Cup. All these events will be complemented with a host of activities including the traditional fashion themes to ensure they're befitting of the branding required to do justice to these days given their standing within the national racing template. Once again the highlight of the Festival will take place with the running of the $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes on Saturday 24 November. This year we will be building on the unprecedented success of this day which is showcased as ‘Super Saturday’. This day is recognised as one of the principal race days on the Australian Racing Calendar and we are confident that the strength of the eastern states participation will continue to grow and thus enhance the status of the day. Super Saturday is an action packed programme with the major support act to the Railway Stakes being the Club’s premier sprint event the Group 1 $500,000 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes. In recent times this event has had

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an alumni including the great Takeover Target and last year’s winner Ortensia, who has subsequently enhanced her reputation with her barnstorming international victories in England. Also, as part of the entertainment on Super Saturday, Perth Racing have great pleasure in presenting Perth’s very own Jebediah, live at Ascot after the final event on the card. Another Group 1 race day takes place on Saturday 8 December with the running of the $500,000 Kingston Town Classic and then all eyes turn to the iconic Golden River Developments Perth Cup on New Year’s Day. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all our sponsors and in particular our principal corporate partner Carlton United Brewers, all of whom have been an integral part in the success of the Festival of Perth Racing concept. We extend our best wishes to all industry participants over the coming months and look forward to welcoming our members and the wider community of Western Australia to the thrill and excitement of thoroughbred racing during the Festival period.

Ted Van Heemst Chairman

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The Festival is back! By David Shortte.

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My favourite time of the year is almost upon us again with the 2012 Festival of Perth Racing just around the corner. The prospect of the cream of WA racing locking horns with some of the best gallopers in the land is always an incredibly exciting occasion. To realise why racegoers find another gear at carnival time you need look no further back than last year. Ortensia was chasing her second victory in the Group 1 Burswood Winterbottom Stakes and there was a tremendous atmosphere amongst the big crowd on track anticipating her appearance. The Paul Messara-trained mare had the big crowd in raptures when producing her trademark turn of foot to fly home for victory sending favourite backers to join large payout cues on track. The dual Winterbottom winner has since gone on to strut her stuff on the World stage completing Group 1 wins in Dubai in the Al Quoz on Dubai World Cup night in March and recently in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in the UK where her last to first victory had to be seen to be believed. The mare has now won three Group 1 races in three separate countries, a remarkable feat that speaks wonders of her ability and that of trainer Paul Messara. This little piece of history started right here in our own backyard at the Festival of Perth Racing and with it I think Ortensia has claimed a special place in the heart of all local racegoers. It was not just about Ortensia though. We saw the dramatic Carlton Draught Railway Stakes where Luckygray eventually won the race on protest over New Zealand raider He’s Remarkable in one of the most controversial runnings of the event ever held. Playing God returned to his best to take out the Group 1 GR Engineering Kingston Town Classic and Western Jewel saluted in

the Golden River Developments Perth Cup. We can once again look forward to the prospect of having some of the biggest names in racing on display for the upcoming Festival with star trainers Gai Waterhouse, Peter Moody, Peter Snowden and Mark Kavanagh all potential players in this year’s carnival. Gallopers such as We’re Gonna Rock, Buffering, Sea Siren, Pinwheel, Hallowell Belle and Spirit Of Boom have all been mentioned as possible headliners for Super Saturday and they will clash with local stars including Playing God, Luckygray and up and coming sprinter Barakey. It is guaranteed to be world-class racing with some of the best trainers and jockeys in the land competing for the rich prize money on offer. As a keen punter and lover of racing, the Festival of Perth Racing genuinely gets my blood rushing. It’s a time of year when seasoned pros brush shoulders with first-timers, fashionistas, mates, family, bookies and thousands of colourful characters trackside. Will another Ortensia emerge out of this year’s Festival of Perth Racing? Be trackside to find out for yourself.

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Across the Festival programme, you'll also share in the excitement of Yellowglen Melbourne Cup Day, Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies, Carlton Draught Super Saturday and the Kingston Town Classic! This is the biggest celebration of racing in WA!

Share your excitement as we celebrate the annual Festival of Perth Racing at Ascot Racecourse

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It's Perth's favourite celebration of fashion, music and first-class racing! The Festival encompasses six feature race events, from Crown Perth Opening Day through to the Golden River Developments Perth Cup.

To help you make the most of this year's Festival, you can now join the all-new Festival Club. This gets you into the six feature race days, and includes a list of fantastic offers and exclusive privileges for just $160 (plus $3 booking fee) - usually valued at $469! Membership to the Festival Club closes on October 15, so don't miss out. Share your excitement at the Festival of Perth Racing! FESTIVAL OF PERTH RACING 2012

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Share your excitement as we launch the Festival of Perth Racing! The Festival kicks off with Crown Perth Opening Day at Ascot, showcasing all the fun and excitement of spring racing and featuring the Myer Fashions on the Field WA State Final. Register on the day for this runway spectacle and showcase your race-day look for a chance to win fantastic prizes. The best thoroughbreds will be returning to Ascot for the 9-race programme, with WA's leading jockeys ready to get their campaign off to a winning start. It's just another reason to be trackside for an afternoon of race-day excitement at Ascot. General Admission tickets from $15 (plus $3 booking fee) PAGE 8

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If you want to make the most of this year's Festival of Perth Racing, secure your Festival Club pass today. For the first time ever, you'll pay one discounted price for entry to the six key Festival race days, including: Crown Perth Opening Day at Ascot, Yellowglen Melbourne Cup Day, Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies, Carlton Draught Railway Stakes, Kingston Town Classic and the Golden River Developments Perth Cup!

Crown Perth has arrived. We invite you to indulge in a world-class dining experience at one of our acclaimed 5-star restaurants.

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Yellowglen Marquee (Tentland)

Champion's Enclosure (Tentland)

$305 per person (plus $3 booking fee)

$290 per person (plus $3 booking fee)

Get amongst the unrivalled style, glamour, fine food and wine in the comfort of the Yellowglen Marquee. Your ticket includes entry, racebook, a three-course plated luncheon and beverage package, fashion parade and entertainment. Shared tables of ten.

The ultimate way to party on Melbourne Cup Day! The Champions Marquee offers a threecourse buffet-style luncheon, with tables of ten or individual bookings available. Ticket includes entry, racebook, luncheon and beverage package.

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Ascot's ultimate Melbourne Cup Day function is the Yellowglen Marquee. Located in the heart of Tentland, you'll be treated to a premium food and beverage menu, with reserved seating, exclusive entertainment and fashion parades.

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*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

Ascot Corporate Villas (Tentland)

Committee Room

From $300 per person

$290 per member

Entertain clients and colleagues in your own Corporate Villa at this central trackside location. Catering for groups of 50 to 200 people, your Villa features a private garden area and tables decorated in your company colours. Includes entry, racebooks, three-course buffet luncheon and beverage package.

$330 per non-member

Book online at perthracing.com.au*

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ensures your afternoon of trackside racing is fully catered for.

Terrace Restaurant

Alfresco Restaurant (Leger)

If you want to get amongst the party at Ascot you can't beat general admission entry. It's your ticket to bars, entertainment and trackside excitement.

Flat Section – $195 per member $210 per non-member

$130 per person

With so much on offer, it's easy to see why Ascot is Perth's favourite destination for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations.

Includes entry, racebook, reserved table, three-course buffet luncheon and beverage package.

The Champion's Enclosure is another Tentland favourite. A value-packed buffet and drink package General Admission tickets from $35 (plus $3 booking fee)

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Share in the excitement of Australia's most iconic race, as Ascot hosts WA's biggest Melbourne Cup Day celebration! It's all part of the Festival of Perth Racing – and this year it's going to be bigger and better than ever with a ticketed event to suit you.

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Enjoy panoramic views of the track and mounting enclosure from the Committee Room, situated on the Members’ Floor adjacent to the winning post. Includes entry, reserved seating, three-course plated luncheon and beverage package. Shared tables of ten.

Get a group of friends of colleagues together and enjoy the day in true Aussie style, soaking up the unique ambience of Melbourne Cup Day in a casual lawn setting. Package includes entry, race book, reserved area access, gourmet barbecue-style luncheon and cash bar.

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*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

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A K D O V Y Y SK FI LLIES N O I P CHAM

JEBEDIAH Pioneers of the late ‘90s punk rock grunge scene, Perth band Jebediah is living proof of rock longevity. The release of their first breakthrough album Slightly Odway back in 1997 debuted in the national top ten; within four months it hit gold status, sending a summer of touring into overdrive.

The Festival of Perth Racing invites you to share in the excitement of Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies Day! It's Ascot's answer to Ladies Day, and it promises to be another popular day on the Festival calendar! Enjoy an afternoon of fashion and fun as Skyy Vodka creates the perfect race-day party in the beautiful surrounds of Ascot Racecourse. General Admission tickets from $15 (plus $3 booking fee) PAGE 12

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Since then the Jebs haven’t looked back, with top bills for Big Day Out, Livid and Homebake; a tour with the Smashing Pumpkins; top charting albums like Of Someday Shambles - which debuted at #2 in Australia and took the band to international status; APRA and ARIA award nominations, WAMi Awards and first prize in the International Songwriting Contest.

Last year saw the release of the band’s longawaited fifth studio album Kosciuszko. The name reflects the wide-open approach that the band took towards the album - it was a long labour of love for Jebediah; a mountainous endeavour that the band dominated at their own will, and was received by rave reviews. The Jebs are now firmly entrenched as Australian rock royalty – albeit with a unique alternative bent.

Don’t miss Jebediah in an exclusive sunset gig after the last race on Carlton Draught Super Saturday!

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What do you get when you bring together some of Ascot's biggest races with an afternoon of high calibre entertainment? It's Carlton Draught Super Saturday – one of the most exciting days at Ascot Racecourse! As part of the Festival of Perth Racing, the 10 race programme features: Group 1 $1Million Carlton Draught Railway Stakes Group 1 $500,000 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes Group 2 $350,000 WA Guineas Plus, after the last race we'll rock on as the sun goes down, with Perth's very own Jebediah, live on stage!

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Terrace Restaurant

$300 per person (plus $3 booking fee)

Tiered Section – $205 members $225 non-members

This is Ascot at its glamorous best! Enjoy Super Saturday from the comfort of a silk-lined marquee, with non-stop entertainment, private totes and superb hospitality. Includes entry, racebook, three-course plated luncheon and beverage package. Book online at

The Carlton Draught Beer Garden is the popular choice for unbeatable value! Located in a private enclosure on the stunning Flame Tree Lawn, your ticket includes entry, race book, four food and beverage vouchers plus entertainment throughout the afternoon! General admission tickets are also available. With easy access to trackside bars and tote facilities, you'll have everything you need to make it a big day out at Carlton Draught Super Saturday!

Get your ticket to the Ascot Enclosure and you'll party in style with a three-course luncheon, premium beverage package and exclusive entertainment. General Admission tickets from $35 (plus $3 booking fee)

The Ascot Enclosure (Tentland)

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Flat Section –

$195 members $210 non-members

Includes entry, racebook, reserved table, three-course buffet luncheon and beverage package. Book online at perthracing.com.au*

*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

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The Stalls (Governor's Drive)

Carlton Draught Beer Garden (Flame Tree)

$110 per person (20 guests) These stylish, private marquees cater for 20 guests and offer the perfect surroundings for a fantastic race day celebration. Includes entry and gourmet food hamper. Cash bar.

$85 per person (plus $3 booking fee) Kick back with the famous Carlton Draught Beer Garden package on the picturesque Flame Tree Lawn. Includes entry to reserved area, racebook, entertainment, and four food and beverage vouchers.

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The Festival of Perth Racing invites you to the Kingston Town Classic. It's a day of pure racing excitement!

There's no better way to celebrate the first day of 2013 and the last day of the Festival of Perth Racing!

Don't miss the feature race – the Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic. With a full 9-race programme, there's no better place to be than Ascot for an afternoon of thoroughbred racing at its best!

Here you'll enjoy an afternoon of trackside entertainment, New Year festivities and first-class thoroughbred racing. At the heart of New Year's Day is Ascot's most famous race – the Group 2 $400,000 Golden River Developments Perth Cup!

If you're looking to party in style you've got to be seen at The Ascot Summer Party. This is Ascot's one stop party for fashion, entertainment and music. Kick back with an all-inclusive beverage package and cocktail food throughout the afternoon.

Want the VIP treatment while you're there? Well, pop the champagne in the Moët Marquee. This exclusive trackside marquee has become the hottest ticket at Ascot. Here you'll be spoilt with a three-course luncheon, premium beverage package and complimentary Moët for the first hour.

To avoid any queues on the day, you can also pre-purchase your general admission tickets. Buy your tickets now and there'll be nothing to worry about on the day!

Plus, if you're looking for the best Christmas party in town, enjoy it all at Ascot's Christmas Carnivale. Whether it's your workplace, sporting team or a group of mates – get into the festive spirit with a three-course buffet luncheon, five-hour beverage package and live entertainment.

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Moët Marquee $295 per person (plus $3 booking fee) Party in the surrounds of this exciting venue, at Ascot’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration! Your package includes entry, a reserved table in the Moët Marquee, racebook, a sumptuous three-course plated luncheon and a premium beverage package, with complimentary Moët for the first hour. Shared tables of ten. *

Book online at *Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

Ascot Summer Party

Terrace Restaurant

$260 per person (plus $3 booking fee)

Tiered Section - $205 members $225 non members

The hottest ticket at the Perth Cup! Enjoy exclusive fashion shows, music and entertainment at the party inside the party. Package includes entry to reserved area, racebook, cocktail food throughout the afternoon, and beverage package. Book online at

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$195 members $210 non members

Includes entry, racebook, reserved table, three-course buffet luncheon and beverage package. Book online at perthracing.com.au*

*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

The Stalls (Governor's Drive)

Picnic @ Perth Cup

$110 per person (20 guests)

$100 per person

Each private and stylish marquee offers you and your guests the perfect venue for a fantastic New Years’ Day celebration. Each marquee caters for 20 guests. Package includes entry, racebook and gourmet food hamper. Cash bar.

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with gourmet picnic hamper

$60 per person without gourmet picnic hamper Relax at a trackside table on the lawn under the shade sails. Enjoy a gourmet Bento-style lunchbox, or bring your own. Includes entry and reserved table for eight.

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*Booking fees and credit cards fees will apply.

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Tuesday 20 November Ascot Racecourse

With The Stars

Ever wondered what the track looks like early in the morning, before the crowds pour in? Did you ever fancy standing trackside at dawn, watching the trainers put the champions through their paces? Well, it’s that time of the year again, when you can do all that and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast! The traditional Breakfast with the Stars is on again at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday November 20. It’s a unique racing experience, and a special opportunity to watch some of the stars’ final trackwork preparation for the state’s biggest races during the Festival of Perth Racing. The event also includes the barrier draw for the Group 1 $1million Carlton Draught Railway Stakes. Racing Radio will host a live broadcast from 6.30am, with the form guide for the Festival of Perth Racing, and interviews with jockeys and trainers. Breakfast will be served from 6.30am, so set the alarm clock and get ready for another memorable Breakfast with the Stars!

Tickets are FREE for all Perth Racing Members. Members' guests tickets can be purchased for $25 each. RSVP Friday 16 November For bookings call 9277 0777 or visit perthracing.com.au

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The 2012 Festival of Perth Racing could unearth a future star or two and the existing top class gallopers may be challenged by the younger brigade. Whilst 2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes winner Playing God looks set to represent the established team of top class gallopers, doubts now exist around last year’s winner Luckygray who pulled up with mucus build up, following a substandard performance in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield in early September. His trainer Gino Poletti will face a race against time in getting his striking looking grey, son of Bradbury’s Luck, back to Perth in time to defend his Group 1 Railway Stakes title. The early stages of the spring haven’t quiet gone to plan for Neville Parnham with Playing God either. The wet early spring weather thwarted Parnham’s plans to start Playing God in the Listed Farnley Stakes at Belmont Park on September 8 but a hit and run raid on the Melbourne Spring Carnival is still on the cards for last year’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic winner. Using last year’s Railway Stakes as a start point, Westriver Kevydonn (3rd) and Ranger, an unlucky 6th, appear to be the best of the rest. The Paige Kenny trained Westriver Kevydonn won the Cyril Flower Stakes in the autumn before failing in the Bunbury Stakes but is an on-pace runner who is generally suited by the conditions of the Railway Stakes. Ranger competed in Melbourne during the autumn finishing unplaced in the Carlyon Cup, the Peter Young Stakes and the Blamey before Grant Williams called a halt to proceedings and headed back west with the son of Testa Rossa. The Bob Peters owned gelding was the major recipient of the interference which saw the result of the Railway Stakes

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reversed last year and then was finishing hard to place second to Playing God in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic. Looking for the new kids on the block and last season’s three year olds normally provide most of the answers. The WAROA three year old of the year Rohan didn’t compete during last year’s Festival and burst onto the scene through the autumn months. His performance to beat the Victorian Flashy Fella in the Group 2 Schweppes WATC Derby was first class and he then returned for a cameo winter appearance, taking the listed Belmont Guineas before an injury forced him back into the paddock. The pressure will be on trainer Vaughan Sigley to have the strapping Blackfriars gelding ready for the early part of the Festival. King Saul backed up his brilliant Sky Channel WA Guineas win by placing 3rd against the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic. However his Eastern States campaign was derailed by an untimely wet Sydney late summer. His three unplaced Sydney runs tarnished his reputation but his trainer Trevor Andrews is supremely confident that King Saul will show his real form during the Festival. The fillies turning four appear to be headed by Pop Culture, Caiguna and Rantorini. Barakey holds the number one position for the local sprinters with the son of Key Business remaining unbeaten in eight starts for Jimmy Taylor. The form of his last start win in the Northam Sprint over Cavallo Pazzo has been franked strongly with the latter winning the Newmarket and Goodwood Sprints at subsequent starts. Just like the Melbourne Spring Carnival there is a feeling of change in the air and the summers Group 1 winners are well concealed – that is why the astute judges will be at Ascot early in the spring to identify the stars of the 2012 Festival of Perth Racing.

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SUPER SATURDAY

A day for Super Stars! Wes Cameron takes a trip down memory lane, revisiting some of the highlights of this premier racing day since 2000. While debate may continue over the actual starting point of the new millennium, there can be no argument that the carnival of 2000 highlighted the emergence of a superstar – Northerly. The Oakland Park stud graduate – later dubbed ‘the Fighting Tiger’ – secured a start in the Railway Stakes after winning the R.J. Peters at his fifth career start.

2003 saw our feature events held at Belmont Park due to a track upgrade at Ascot. Hardrada made amends for his narrow defeat 12 months earlier when defeating Early Express and Mapperholic in the Railway Stakes. In 2004 we were back at Ascot, and racegoers were treated to a sprinting machine when Ellicorsam stopped the clock at 1.08.66, winning the Winterbottom Stakes. A fortnight later and one of WA’s favourite sons, Damien Oliver, was engaged to ride the speedster. Sharon Miller and connections were devastated when the mare drew a wide alley in the Railway Stakes, and even the silky skills of Oliver in the saddle would not be enough for success.

He gave a workmanlike performance when trapped wide before scoring a comprehensive victory over Old Comrade and Lizzy Long Legs. Race favourite Umrum was an eastern states raider put to the sword by Northerly.

It was Trevor Andrews who gained the unique double for owner Stan Quinlivan by winning the Railway Stakes/Fruit ‘N’ Veg double with Modem. Again it was the champion Paul Harvey guiding another feature race winner home at Ascot.

A year later, 2001, and once again Old Comrade, Bob and Sandra Peters-owned galloper, was unstoppable. He was too powerful for Mr Tanzania and Finito in the Railway Stakes and three months later he defeated Northerly in the Australian Cup at Flemington.

In 2005, prize money for the Railway Stakes jumped from $500,000 to $750,000, with more eastern states owners and trainers taking notice. The year belonged mainly to the mares – Miss Andretti was the new kid on the block; Avenida Madero was successful in the Lee-Steere Stakes; and Covertly won the Railway. Covertly was prepared to the minute by Stan Bates and ridden to perfection by Lucas Camilleri.

In 2002 exciting three year-old Hardrada, the Lou Lucianiprepared son of Marooned, started favourite in the Railway Stakes, but his colours were lowered by the more seasoned Old Fashion. Vern Brockman and Stephen Miller combined with the son of Metal Storm who delivered the goods by a head.

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David Hayes had three runners in the Railway of 2006, but he would have to settle for second and third placings with Confectioner and Niconero.

It was a local victory with the late Rod Bynder achieving his biggest success with Belle Bizarre. It was a rollercoaster ride for Bynder, as his father, Ken, suffered a heart attack in the stands during the race, was revived and then transported to hospital. The result was also fitting for winning jockey Paul King, who had only recently returned to race riding after a freak track work accident. The 2007 editions of the Railway and Fruit ‘N’ Veg were lacking the support of eastern states trainers due to the severe bout of equine influenza. It didn’t stop racing in the west, however, with some wonderful home-grown talent on display. The Railway was also promoted with a $1million purse for the first time. This was also the year the Fruit ‘N’ Veg was changed to the Kingston Town Classic, honouring the legendary galloper who won the race in 1982 when it was known as the Western Mail Classic. 2008 was a carnival to be remembered with the Winterbottom Stakes, featuring interstate luminaries Takeover Target and Apache Cat, along with local sensations Marasco and Danny Beau. Whilst this race epitomized the speed of the equine athlete, Gilded Venom evoked the toughness of the breed and ultimately the frailty of champions. Sadly, Gilded Venom suffered a serious bacterial infection to his nearside knee and trainer Steve Wallace had the tough decision only a month after his C.B. Cox Stakes victory to have the horse euthanised. As the decade came to an end, we still had wonderful horses to marvel at.

Sniper’s Bullet and Tracey Bartley were back, after finishing second in the Railway and third in the Kingston Town a year earlier. 2009 saw the son of Bite The Bullet at his best. He had rekindled his form of 2007 when victorious in the Stradbroke Handicap. Sniper’s Bullet raced up on the speed to defeat veteran campaigner Tarzi by a length in the Railway Stakes. Colour Correct finished third, just ahead of Grand Nirvana. Sniper’s Bullet was the first eastern states invader to win this famous race since Slavonic was successful for Mick Price in 1999. The beginning of the new decade produced a Super Saturday to remember. King Saul steamed home to defeat Caiguna in the W.A. Guineas before the action continued on and off the track. The Railway Stakes produced a close finish. He’s Remarkable defeated Luckygray by a long neck but an objection was lodged by Shaun O’Donnell, who rode the runner-up. He alleged indirect interference passing the 600m; an objection that was duly upheld by stewards. It was an objection that everyone had an opinion on, and the outcome will still be argued.

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DRESS TO IMPRESS Your fashion guide for Myer Fashions on the Field and the Festival of Perth Racing. Summer is on the horizon at Myer Perth City, with a world-wide range of colour from untamed brights to sugar-coated pastels. What’s your perfect look? Head in store now to find out!

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GET THE EDGE. So what do the judges look for when judging Myer Fashions on the Field?

"it's all about b old, bright colours !"

1. An expression of your own sense of racing style. Focus on the

appropriateness of the outfit for the race day, and your individual personality.

2. A demonstration of an understanding of current fashion trends.

A key trend for the spring summer season is 'Colour and Print Clash'

- its all about bold, bright colours!

3. Attention to detail with accessories and millinery. 4. Personal presentation - superior grooming and deportment are essential.

NEW SEASON’S COLOURS AND TRENDS. Inspired by new fashion and new frontiers, South Africa

5. Suitability and appropriateness of the outfit for the climate.

perfectly set the scene for Myer’s spring summer collections.

THE ‘DONT’S’ – COMMON RACING FASHION MISTAKES.

It was an opportunity to embrace prints, colour and texture,

1. Don't wear brand new shoes. Ensure that shoes have been worn in,

psychedelic prints, with Sass & Bide

even if they have only been worn around the house (you want to look

comfortable walking on stage!)

Manning Cartell and Ellery. Nicola Finetti and McQ by Alexander McQueen featured embracing jigsaw-style clashes. Jayson Brunsdon, Fleur Wood and Morrison all touched on texture, whether it be

embroidery, lace or leather detailing.

about elegance and sophistication.

3. Don't wear millinery that is so over-the-top that it gets in the way of other

As always, you will also be able to find

racegoers. Pointy and oversized millinery can take an eye out when you're

traditional black and white amongst

standing in the queue at the tote!

our fashionable collections.

5. Don't forget to dress appropriately for the predicted weather forecast

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Veleska and Wayne Cooper, and soft pastels from

2. Don't wear an outfit that is too revealing - remember the races are all

4. Don't forget to be aware of the Racing Club's specific dress regulations.

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and to be inspired by bold brights from Magdalena

on race day!

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WOMEN’S TRENDS

BOLD BRIGHTS

Soft and sexy come together with a versatile colour palette of refreshing pastels. This smart and elegant look brings together the popular appeal of refined race day glamour.

Kick-start your spring wardrobe with a bold statement of explosive colour. This new-season look of bold brights is the perfect eye-catcher for a sun-soaked day at Ascot.

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WOMEN’S TRENDS

PSYCHEDELIC & CLASHING PRINTS Nothing screams confidence on the catwalk like this season’s mix and (mis)match of bold prints and psychedelic fabrics. It’s the trending style from some of Australia’s favourite designers.

Vintage-inspired lace and fine metallic detail ooze class as designers create the latest collections of race wear. The beautiful detail of these textured fabrics gives this season’s look a stunning new edge.

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MEN’S TRENDS

COLOUR HITS Spectacular colour clashes are a man’s domain too. And what better opportunity for braving the colour craze than a day of racing at Ascot? Be brave, and mix and match a look that only you can own!

Quality dress shorts are the smart answer to WA’s hottest summer fashion. Teamed with bold, coloured shoes this look is finished off with old-school stripes or checks. Feel good and look good with this Ascot wardrobe tip!

MEN’S TRENDS

STRIPES & CHECKS


MEN’S TRENDS

EFFORTLESSLY CHIC

Remember guys, effortless, doesn’t mean no effort; it means styling an outfit with simple wardrobe essentials. Try a clean, smart t-shirt with relaxed chinos and smarten up the look with a nice jacket. Roll up your cuffs and throw on your shoes and you’re away!

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o me, there’s nothing better than being able to cast an eye across Ascot on the feature races of the carnival from my commentary position. It’s by far and away the best seat in the house, but obviously there is an element of pressure that comes with enjoying this unique privilege.

Racing to me, is far more than just a pack of horses being steered by silky armoured athletes, galloping around a track with punters either winning or losing their hard-earned on them. Horse racing is live theatre!

I really enjoy the sense of drama when there’s a desperately close photo result - the roar from the crowd as they urge their horse to the line, followed by the cheers of triumph or groans of despair that echo across the course, depending on which way the photo result goes when I announce the result. I might add that in those tricky finishes there’s a lot of personal satisfaction mixed with a sense of relief when the numbers are semaphored as called!

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There’s a story about every winner; from the breeder, owner, trainer and jockey to the strapper, horse breaker and even the farrier. It’s a cast of many and generally from all walks of life. It’s definitely more than just a horse race, and I can tell you from where I stand, each race is different. Being allowed to describe these stories is the real satisfaction I get from broadcasting at carnival time. Ever since witnessing Kingston Town’s win in the 1982 Western Mail Classic, I’ve wanted to broadcast those special racing moments. These occasions are rare. Champions like ‘The King’ don’t come along every day, and the truly memorable moments can be few and far between. However there are a few major races, amongst the many I’ve called at Ascot, which I do reflect upon more readily than others. The first was the 1994 WA Derby; a classic in every sense of the word.

It was a magnificent tactical battle between two of the state’s finest three-year-olds and their jockeys, who were both at their peak. Beaux Art ridden by David Rudland, and King of Saxony with Stephen (SJ) Miller aboard, made Bobby Fischer and Boris Sassky’s 1972 World Chess Championship look like a game of Chinese Checkers. It was such a brilliant race to describe. Rudland and Miller played cat and mouse right from the word go. They knew they were on the two best horses in that Derby, and they rode them accordingly. You could read their minds in running and almost pre-empt what each of them was going to do throughout every stage of the race. Then when it got down to business, they went neck and neck with Beaux Art just prevailing. Beaux Art went on to win many more group races including being placed in a Caulfield Cup, whilst King of Saxony later won the Perth Cup first up over 3200 metres, defeating subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh. I’ve no doubt that with better legs, King of Saxony would have been a superstar. Little did I know it at the time, but the 2000 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes also would become one of my signature race calls, thanks to the greatest galloper I’ve seen - and will likely ever see from our state. Northerly’s freakish performance to win that day quite honestly had to be seen to be believed. It was literally a moment when we witnessed the arrival of a future champion. Parked off the course throughout, Northerly was ridden in that race by Danny Miller as though he was already an established champion. Not only did ‘The Fighting Tiger’ sit four deep in the state’s toughest 1600m, he in turn broke the heart of millionaire SA galloper Umrum, which at the time was regarded as one of Australia’s best milers. The 2006 CB Cox Stakes was a similar situation to the ’94 WA Derby in that it was an intriguing race tactically to describe. Both races back then were run over 2400 metres, and both finishes extremely close. Sometimes you get into a better flow calling distance races than others and sometimes you can get quite lucky when declaring a result. This was one of those times, although my gut feeling at that precise moment was that it would be nothing other than a dead-heat outcome. Scenic Shot and Daka’s Gem went stride for stride to the post and when they reached the line I was absolutely convinced it would be a dead-heat. There are times when your instinct matches your observations, and again it was satisfying to describe a race over 2400m and get the finish exactly right down to the millimetre. There are days of course when you get it wrong.

It took me back to the day that I squeezed up against the outside rail at Ascot and cheered Kingston Town home, only this time I was the one describing the epic clash between world-class sprinters Takeover Target and Apache Cat. What a day Ascot turned on. What a race. What a finish! It’s one I’ll never forget. Again it was such a superb tactical race to describe as it unfolded. Jay Ford on Takeover Target initiated the moves, with Corey Brown on the baldy-faced Apache Cat rolling off the fence to attack. In a split second it was on. Showtime had arrived as the two stars, which a huge crowd had come to see, came together. To be honest it was one of the few days I’ve had butterflies whilst calling. It was nervous excitement. What made the finish technically difficult to call was the fact that both horses had pronounced white blazes. There was only a nose between them on the line and fortunately I went the right way. Be assured, I breathed a massive sigh of relief when Takeover Target’s number went up. But it’s these moments that we live for as broadcasters. The crowd all stood and broke into applause directly underneath where I call. It was an amazing atmosphere and hard not to get overawed by the occasion. I’m sure they weren’t just applauding Takeover Target or for the matter Apache Cat, they were applauding the event. It was so reminiscent of the day I saw Kingston Town 30 years ago. Remarkable days at the track, and I can’t wait for it to happen again. Because there’s nothing better than watching great racing moments from the ‘best seat in the house’!

"What "What aa day day Ascot Ascot turned turned on. on. What What aa race. race. What aa finish! finish! What It’s one one I’ll I’ll It’s never forget." forget." never

When I look back over my calling career, the 2008 Winterbottom Stakes will always rate amongst my favourite.

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Simon Miller When Simon Miller arrived in WA from the eastern states in 2008 he had one mission on his mind – to become the leading trainer in the state. Since running his first horse in September that year (Larson in the Hannans Handicap), Miller has built up a strong reputation throughout the local racing industry, preparing 120 winners prior to the start of the 2012/13 racing season. With a winning strike rate of 22% and 34 gallopers in work at any one time, 2012/13 could be the year Miller achieves his goal. Not only has Miller built himself a strong alliance with several prominent owners, he has also become a punters pal with 33% of his runners that start $5 or less scoring victories. Looking ahead to the upcoming Festival Of Perth Racing, Miller is sure to play a big part in several feature events, with a strong brigade of runners earmarked for key races. Promising filly Hussy By Choice and the proven Miss Solis are targeted at the Champions Fillies Stakes on November 17, before possibly fronting up again on Super Saturday (November 24) to tackle the Group 2 WA Guineas. Power Princess, who finished third to Black Caviar in the Group One Sangster Stakes in Adelaide, has returned to Miller’s Perth stables for a tilt at the Group One Winterbottom Stakes, while Darlington Abbey and the unbeaten Hard Ball Get are two more gallopers that Miller will prepare for feature three-year-old events during the Festival Of Perth Racing. “It is shaping as a fairly decent Festival for me; I have plenty of ammunition in the back yard,” Miller commented to Perth Racing. “Hussy By Choice has shown us plenty of promise at home from the moment she entered the stables, and I thought her two wins were very creditable. She will progress on a Champion Fillies Stakes campaign and so will my little pocket rocket Miss Solis, who showed us how much class she has during her two-year-old days. “Throw in Hard Ball Get and Darlington Abbey and I am confident of some success over the Festival.” PAGE 40

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A Man on a Mission

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The well performed Platinum Rocker will fly the flag for Miller in the Fillies and Mares features, after displaying better than average potential with four wins from her first five race starts. “Platinum Rocker has just continued to improve. I have always believed she will develop into a handy middle distance horse, and the Jungle Mist Classic, Jungle Dawn Classic, Starstruck Classic and the La Trice Classic look ideal races for her,” said Miller. With an already strong team ready to explode during the Festival Of Perth Racing, Miller indicated Bombora, Grey Cheval and War Prince could be three more horses to follow, along with un-raced commodities High Limit and Miss Bux, who have shown better than average ability at the trials and in their work at home. “Bombora is a horse that has just continued to improve with each campaign, and although I have nothing picked out for him, with natural progression it wouldn’t surprise if he fronts up on one of the feature race days,” said Miller. “Grey Cheval and War Price look better than average types, and they too may play a part during the Festival.”

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Favourite backers were jumping for joy after last year’s Burswood Winterbottom when the $2.10 elect Ortensia prevailed. Novelties were accordingly skinny with the trifecta paying $39.80 and the first four $786. In the Carlton Draught Railway Stakes it was an each way chance in Luckygray who eventually prevailed as a $4.50 chance. The novelties were handy, with the trifecta paying $313 and the First Four $2,617.

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How do I go about finding the winners? It’s a question I get asked more than any other during the Festival. My answer is simple: ‘However you like!’

One thing for sure is the name Simon Miller will figure highly during the Festival Of Perth Racing with an array of talent expected to play a big part for the budding young trainer.

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“We are still trying to work out what went wrong, but in the meantime he will have a decent spell and remain in the paddock,” Miller added.

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These results are a great illustration that during Carnival time when the pools are big, large dividends can ensue. The flexi product, which is available on the WA TAB, allows you to spend as much or as little as you like and take a percentage of the dividends. It is important that you attack every race with an open mind and stick to your proven methods that work for you. My advice is simple - don’t be afraid to back yourself in. Some of the best collects at the racetrack make no sense to anyone other than the person who has put the bets on and collected big. Many winners to you all and I’ll catch you at the Festival of Perth Racing ! FESTIVAL OF PERTH RACING 2012

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Festival of Perth Racing

Flight Incentive Scheme By Marty Young

With Spring Carnival stake money in NSW and Victoria on the rise, the task of enticing quality horses from the east coast to the Festival of Perth Racing has become increasingly difficult. In an attempt to combat this challenge, Perth Racing and RWWA combined their resources last January to formulate the Festival of Perth Racing Flight Incentive Scheme. Feature east coast races were targeted, and horses that placed in those races were offered a return flight from Melbourne valued at $12,500 - with certain conditions attached. To receive the final invitation, the horse must rate 100 according to RWWA

Handicappers at the time of the flight, with the top eight rated horses only eligible if the scheme proved extremely popular. Targeted races were the Lightning Stakes, CF Orr Stakes, TJ Smith, Doncaster, Goodwood, Stradbroke, Patinack Classic and Emirates Stakes. Qualifying horses include Black Caviar, Hay List, Buffering, King Mufhasa, the ill-fated Pinker Pinker, Adamantium, Master Of Design, Rain Affair, Hallowell Belle, More Joyous, Shoot Out, Yosei, We’re Gonna Rock, Stirling Grove, Mid Summer Music and Happy Zero.

Local Watch

Once again the locals are set to play a major role during the Festival of Perth Racing. Luckygray, the reigning WAROA Horse of the Year, is the headline act. The Gino Poletti-trained gelding has been campaigning in the early part of the spring in Melbourne, displaying that he is up to the best horses in the land.

Not a bad A-list! So let’s take a closer look at those horses whose connections are planning to come to Ascot and display their considerable talents.

Buffering

Hallowell Belle

Yosei

We’re Gonna Rock

Stirling Grove

Rob Heathcote is fully committed to coming to Perth and attempting to win Group 1 glory in the Winterbottom Stakes. Buffering will have his final Melbourne start in the Patinack Classic before flying to Perth on the charter flight that departs Melbourne on Tuesday November 13.

This locally owned four year-old mare has raced against the best of her age at two and three years, and has been placed at Group 1 level on three occasions. Craig Thompson from Mt Hallowell Stud has instructed Gai Waterhouse to make the trip west for the Winterbottom Stakes.

Stuart Webb believes the Railway Stakes will provide his gallant mare with an excellent opportunity to win another Group 1. His brother Mark came west with Avienus last year and has suggested that Yosei, with her on-pace style, would be ideally suited in the Railway.

Ran the race of his life when chasing hard behind Black Caviar in the Goodwood Sprint. For one moment, Mark Kavanagh thought he maybe the villain of the piece and beat Black Caviar in front of 30,000 people at Morphettville. “The Winterbottom Stakes fits in snugly - I love coming to Perth where I have some good owners,” Kavanagh said.

Placed behind Black Caviar on two occasions. Trainer Richard Jolly has had a few problems with Stirling Grove and the gelding will miss the early part of the spring, meaning the Winterbottom Stakes could well be his main aim this campaign.

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With the Patinack and the Emirates traditionally throwing up quality performers, the Festival of Perth Racing is well poised to host some quality racehorses again this year. Some other big names that have been touted to race at Ascot include Sea Siren, Howmuchdoyouloveme, Spirit of Boom, Temple Of Boom, Amarino, Angel Of Mercy, Solzhenitsyn, Mental, Pinwheel, Speediness, Tohunga and All The One.

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