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WA Racing's Masters carnival renamed The Pinnacles

Western Australia's premier thoroughbred racing carnival has been given a rebrand and will now known as The Pinnacles.


More prize money has been announced and alongside the three major group one races a fifth race day has been announced.


A new $1.5million race to be run at weight-for-age over 1400m will be created to conclude The Pinnacles series and all Western Australians are invited to help to choose a name which perfectly represents our state.


The Placid Ark Stakes has also been moved and will now feature on Champion Fillies Day.

Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said the spring races would be recharged with an extra $3.5million for winners.


“In naming our premier racing carnival The Pinnacles we’re declaring that we’re aiming high as well as showcasing the best of Western Australia to the world,” Ian said.


“We want to attract top-class racing talent to compete in The Pinnacles along with visitors to experience both the glamour and excitement of racing and the unique charm and magnificence of WA.


“The series kicks off with the Placid Ark Stakes. The three Group 1 races follow, the Railway Stakes, Winterbottom Stakes and the Kingston Town Classic, which have all had prize money boosts to $1.5million.


“We’re adding a new $1.5million race to the series so interstate raiders can back up a Group 1 run with another showcase race to amplify the rewards and prestige.


IMAGE: The West Australian