Magic Millions has announced an exciting new partnership with Pinjarra Race Club which will see its Western Australian Race Series events conducted at Pinjarra Park in 2016 and beyond.
The Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic and 3YO Trophy races which both hold Restricted Listed status have been programmed for Sunday, February 7. As well as the new partnership, there will be a significant increase to prizemoney for the Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy, which will offer a purse of $150,000, up 50% on current levels.
“Magic Millions wholeheartedly supports the growth of the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry in WA,” MM managing director Vin Cox said. “To have $400,000 in prizemoney on offer over two Magic Millions races is a win for all local industry participants.”
Pinjarra Race Club Chairman Phil Ibbotson has embraced the opportunity of the new partnership with Magic Millions. “This is a huge opportunity for our Club,” Ibbotson said. “We are very excited to be working with Magic Millions to build the raceday as a vehicle to showcase the entire Western Australian thoroughbred industry,”
It’s a concept endorsed by Racing & Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) and a strategy which Magic Millions has proven expertise having worked successfully with provincial clubs in other states.
As a consequence of the venue change from Ascot to Pinjarra, the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic will now be run over 1200m. The distance of the Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy will remain at 1200m in 2016 but will be reviewed for future years.
The 2016 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale will be held on February 15 and 16 and the catalogue will be released shortly.