Western Trilogy series to showcase WA horse racing industry

Noah Strang
Noah Strang
Rosehill Racecourse 27/04/24
TABtouch Western Trilogy to host world’s only tri-code series

The Cannington, Gloucester Park, and Ascot Racecourse will host a unique racing event next weekend. From April 18 to April 20, the TABtouch Western Trilogy will feature the world’s only tri-code series.  
The trilogy will feature The Sandgroper, a greyhound race, The Nullarbor, a Group 1 harness race, and culminate with The Quokka, a thoroughbred race. Western Australia racing executives say this event will help showcase the state’s racing industry. 

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  • Western Trilogy to showcase the world's only tri-code series.
  • The series will feature greyhound, Group 1 harness, and thoroughbred races.
  • Western Trilogy series will take place from April 18 to April 20 at Cannington, Gloucester Park, and Ascot Racecourse.

Western Trilogy series showcase 

The Western Trilogy is set to be a one-of-a-kind racing weekend from April 18 to April 20. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see three codes of slot races over a three day period.  
The event’s organisers described it as an innovative concept that will showcase Western Australia’s thriving racing industry. The organisers say that last year’s Western Trilogy, the inaugural event, generated over $6 million for the local economy.  
Racing and Wagering Western Australia CEO Ian Edwards said of the showcase event, “Our State is home to a $1.3 billion racing industry, which involves more than 25,000 people from participants to volunteers and connects communities from Kununurra to Albany” 
The TABtouch Western Trilogy celebrates racing in our State, while attracting champions from the east coast to WA to take on our best and vie for the almost $7 million in prize money on offer. As the world’s only tri-code race series, the Western Trilogy is bold and innovative and truly showcases the world-class racing across the three codes here in Western Australia.” 

Western Trilogy race overview 

The Western Trilogy series will start on April 18 with The Sandgroper at Cannington. With $600,000 in prize money available, The Sandgroper is the richest greyhound race in Western Australia.  
The second race, The Nullarbor, will take place at Gloucester Park on Friday, April 19. $1.25 million will be up for stake at this Group 1 harness race.  
The marquee race of the Western Trilogy series is The Quokka 1200m thoroughbred race. $5 million of prize money will be available, making it the fifth most lucrative race in Australia and the biggest outside of Victoria and New South Wales.  

The Quokka betting odds 

The Quokka horse racing betting market is heating up ahead of the big race on April 20.  
Amelia's Jewel ($3.80), a Simon  Miller-trained four-year-old, is leading the betting odds at time of writing.  
The other main contenders are Bella Nipotina ($4.20), Overpass ($5.00), and Oscar's Fortune ($7.00).