Derby sees end of Perth Racing Autumn Carnival


The 2016 Autumn Carnival will come to an end tomorrow.
The 2016 Autumn Carnival will come to an end tomorrow.

WHILE a racing derby is traditionally a man’s domain, girls will make up one third of the competitors at tomorrow’s Perth Racing competition.

The 2016 Autumn Carnival will end with the W.A.T.C Derby where Ascot attendees will dress to the nines in black and white.

The main feature event on the track will be the 128th running of the Derby; comprised of a group two race over 2400m and boasting a prize pool of $400,000.

Four female horses are among the 12 acceptors, including WA Oaks winning mare First Impressions.

The Grant Williams-trained runner will be vying to mirror last year’s feat of Australia’s champion three-year-old filly Delicacy who claimed victory in both of the 2015 Autumn Carnival’s middle-distance classics.

However, tomorrow’s Derby favourite is Kia Ora Koutou, the Adam Durrant-trained gelding who finished third in the equivalent race during last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.