horse racing info

Ascot Racecourse

Perth's Ascot racecourse is located around 8 kilometres east of the city centre and is headquarters for thorougbred racing in the state of Western Australia. The head office of the Western Australian Turf Club (WATC) is positioned directly opposite the track. Racing at Ascot takes place in the summer and autumn months from around November to April.

Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) has been hosting thoroughbred racing in Western Australia for over 150 years. It is responsible for the two riverside racecourses of Ascot and Belmont, both located close to the capitol city of Perth.

Visit our Belmont racecourse page for information on Perth's second city race track, which is home to winter racing in Perth.

Ascot Racing Carnivals

Ascot hosts major carnivals in November and December (Summer) each year, and also in April (Autumn). The three-week summer carnival features the $1,000,000 Group 1 Railway Stakes, Perth's major race, in November.

In the autumn, the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate for three-year-olds is the feature event.

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

Ascot Autumn Carnival Feature Races

Below are the main races of the Ascot autumn racing carnival in Perth, Western Australia.

Race Purse Status Distance When
WATC Derby $500k Group 1 2400m Mar
Karakatta Plate $500k Group 2 1600m Feb
WA Oaks $250k Group 3 1400m Apr
WA Sires Produce $200k Group 3 1400m Apr

Ascot Summer Carnival Feature Races

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

Race Purse Status Distance When
Railway Stakes $1,000k Group 1 1600m Nov
Kingston Town Classic $500k Group 1 1800m Dec
Winterbottom Stakes $750k Group 2 1400m Nov
Perth Cup $400k Group 3 3200m Jan

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

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
Website: Perth Racing

Ascot Racecourse Directions

How to get to Ascot Race Track.

From the city centre take Graham Farmer Fwy/State Route 8 and National Highway 94 to Kalgoorlie St in Ascot, then continue on Kalgoorlie St to Ascot racecourse.

Public car parking is available off Matheson Road for those arriving via the Great Eastern Highway. If you're crossing Garratt Road Bridge then turn left at the Waterway Crescent roundabout into the Leger Car park.

Trains stop at Burswood Station with a Shuttle Bus available as per scheduled times.

Taxi ranks are located outside the Matheson Road Gate.