The 2010 Railway Stakes, Perth’s premier race, is set to take place at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 20 on the opening day of the annual Festival of Perth Racing.
Sponsored by Carton Draught this year, the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) will feature a field of the best local and interstate milers and is accompanied on the race-card by three other black-type events.
Other feature races on Railway Stakes Day punters can check out the odds for include the $80,000 Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m), the $80,000 Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) and the $180,000 Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m).
Punters wanting to get an early guide for the 2010 Railway Stakes should keep an eye on two spring races, the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) on October 30 and the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) on November 13, both held at Ascot.
In 2008 Gilded Venom took out the Asian Beau Stakes before their Railway Stakes victory, while the year before El Presidente claimed the Asian Beau – RJ Peters – Railway Stakes triple in 2007.
Another good betting option is to check out the odds for the Railway Stakes / Kingstown Town Classic double.
Last year Sniper’s Bullet took out the Railway / Kingston Town double and online bookies will have generous odds on offer again this year for this exotic bet.
Horses heading towards the 2010 Railway Stakes field include the Paul Messara-trained Mic Mac and Peter Moody’s classy mare Set For Fame.
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