The future of Western Australian racing will be on display as the state’s brightest young riders compete in the Touchstone Farm ‘Rising Stars’ Apprentice series.
The Leading Apprentice at each meeting will be wearing the Rising Stars logo and colours: red jacket, black sleeves, white armband with red cap and black stars.
Belmont’s Birthday Stakes meeting on Saturday will launch the series before concluding on Melbourne Cup day at Ascot, Bunbury and Geraldton.
Each apprentice who rides a minimum of one race at any of the club fixtures will receive points according to their claim at that respective meeting.
4kg claim: 4 points
3kg claim: 3 points
2kg claim: 2 points
1.5kg claim: 1 point
Further points are allocated for wins and placings.
Win: 7 points
2nd: 2 points
3rd: 1 point
Oct 3: Belmont Oct 18: Bunbury
Oct 4: Leonora Oct 21: Ascot
Oct 4: Northam Oct 22: Geraldton
Oct 7: Belmont Oct 24: Ascot
Oct 8: Northam Oct 24: Collie
Oct 10: Belmont Oct 25: Northam
Oct 10: Laverton Oct 28: Ascot
Oct 10: Moora Oct 29: Northam
Oct: 11 Geraldton Oct 31: Ascot
Oct14: Northam Nov 01: Albany
Oct 16: York Nov 03: Ascot
Oct 17: Ascot Nov 03: Bunbury
Oct 17: Leinster Nov 03: Geraldton