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Ascot race track is headquarters for racing in the state of Western Australia and is located 8 kilometres east of the Perth city centre with the head office of the Western Australian Turf Club positioned directly opposite. Racing at Ascot takes place in the summer months which is around November to April.

Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) has been hosting thoroughbred racing in Western Australia for over 150 years, and is responsible for the two riverside racecourses of Ascot and Belmont, both located not far from the city of Perth.

Ascot Racing Carnivals

Ascot hosts it major carnival each year during Summer and Autumn. In the summer months of November & December Ascot host a three week 3 day carnival where the major race is the $1,000,000 Gr1 Railway Stakes, while in the autumn months of April & May the Gr1 WATC Derby is held for three-year-olds.

The Perth Cup is a time honoured event in Perth and is held each year on New Year's Day.

Below are the main races of the Ascot autumn racing carnival.

Race name Prizemoney Status Race Type Distance When
WATC Derby $500,000 Group 1 3yo set weights 2400m March
Karakatta Plate $500,000 Group 2 weight-for-age 1600m February
West Australian Oaks $250,000 Group 3 weight-for-age 1400m  April

Below are the main races of the Ascot summer racing carnival.

Race name Prizemoney Status Race Type Distance When
Railway Stakes $1,000,000 Group 1 Open handicap 1600m November
Kingston Town Classic $500,000 Group 1 Weight-for-age 1800m December
Winterbottom Stakes $750,000 Group 2 Weight-for-age 1400m November
Perth Cup $400,000 Group 3 Open handicap 3200m  January

Our Perth Racing Carnival page has all feature races held during the current racing season.

Ascot Race Track Details

Ascot has a well drained track with a circumference of 2,200 metres and an inclining straight of 300m which can test a horse's mettle in the run to the line. A horse can win from in front or behind at Ascot.

Circumference: 2,022 metres
Straight: 294 metres
Direction: Anti-Clockwise

Ascot Track Map

Ascot Track Map

Ascot Race Track & Contact Details

Grandstand Road
Ascot, WA 6104

Ph: 08 9277 0888 Race day

Postal Address:
Lee-Steere House
70 Grandstand Road
Ascot, WA 6104

Ph: 08 9277 0777
Fax: 08 9277 0740
Email: perthracing@perthracing.org.au
Website: Perth Racing

Ascot Racecourse Directions: How to get to Ascot Racecourse

Visit our Belmont racecourse page for information on Perth's second city race track, where racing takes place over the winter months.

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