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 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.
Below are the main races of the Ascot summer racing carnival.
Our Perth Racing Carnival page has all feature races held during the current racing season.
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
Ascot Race Track & Contact Details
Ascot, WA 6104
Ph: 08 9277 0888 Race day
70 Grandstand Road
Ascot, WA 6104
Ph: 08 9277 0777
Fax: 08 9277 0740
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.