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Enjoy a midweek treat from Perth

Followers of Perth racing will get a special treat starting from today, when midweek racing is beamed live from Belmont for the first time.

Saturday racing from Perth has been on the Singapore racing menu for many years and enthusiasts are more than familiar with both the product and the personalities involved.

With International racing becoming a regular feast for Singapore racing fans in recent years, Wednesday evenings have become a favourite day with Hong Kong, European and South African racing on offer to punters.

A Wednesday day meeting from Perth is the ideal entree to the evening festivities and the six-month trial of live broadcasts that starts today will no doubt be well-received by racing fans in Singapore.

The Perth races will start after 12 noon, and end before the evening race simulcast of Hong Kong, South Africa and Europe.

The Singapore Racecourse (Level 1, North Grandstand), all off-course betting centres and outlets will telecast and operate totalisator services for the Perth races. Telebet account services will also be available.

Those not familiar with what is a world-class product can tune into a special preview show on Channel 289 where some of Perth's best form analysts will give their views on the eight-race card.

You can also download a comprehensive form guide from perthracing.com.au. - Larry Foley